Special Needs

L.E.A.P
L.E.A.P is a program of adaptive recreation for individuals with Disabilities. L.E.A.P. programs are specifically designed for individuals with disabilities from pre-school through adults. Special populations we serve include but are not limited to: learning disabilities, physically impaired, behavior problems, visually impaired, multiple disabilities, or those with any other special needs. To learn more about our special needs programming simply click on the links below or contact Annette Reese our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 217-585-2941.

Registration must be complete prior to the first day of class or you may not be able to participate due to the class being full or cancelled. If you need assistance to register for a program please contact our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 217-585-2941 or simply follow these steps:
1. Download and complete the registration form
2. Drop off or mail in the registration form and payment (if required) to:
                Sprinfield Park District
                Attn: Annette Reese
                4965 South 2nd Street
                Springfield, IL 62703

Special Olympics
Special Olympic is a way to promote fun, sportsmanship, friendship, independence and good health for people with special needs. The Springfield Park District in conjunction with Special Olympics Illinois offers year-round programming opportunities with a wide range of sports for athletes to choose from. From skill based instruction for the beginners to a world-wide competition, athletes from ages 8 and up are invited to come explore this wonderful program. To learn more about our Special Olympics programs simply click on the links below or contact Annette Reese; our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 217-585-2941.

Registration must be complete two weeks prior to the start of the program. If you need assistance to register for a program please contact our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 217-585-2941 or simply follow these steps:
1. Download and complete the registration form
2. Drop off or mail in the registration form and payment (if required) to:
                Sprinfield Park District
                Attn: Annette Reese
                4965 South 2nd Street
                Springfield, IL 62703

Financial Assistance
The Park District offers a financial assistance program for low income families and individuals. It is imperative that you begin the application process well before the start of a new program as this process may take a few weeks. To learn more about the financial assistance program simply click on the link below. If you need assistance completing the application form please contact Annette Reese; our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 217-585-2941. Learn More about the Financial Assistance Program

Inclusion
The Springfield Park District understands that not every person with a disability needs to participate in L.E.A.P. programs. If you feel any program offered by the Springfield Park District would better meet the needs of you or your child, simply follow these steps for inclusion.
1.Register (at least two weeks in advance) for the program of choice and check the box on the registration form that states, “I need a modification because of a disability to enjoy this program.”
2.Contact Annette Reese; our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 217-585-2941 or annette@springfieldparks.org
3.Park District staff will complete a phone intake to assess your needs and determine how we can best facilitate your enjoyment of the program.

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