Inclusive Services

A resource space for accommodations, community connections, and specialized programs for individuals with disabilities.

Bianca Posada, CTRS
Email the Program Director
(510) 597-5064
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Town Inclusion Winter Camp

Flyer describing details for a winter camp for teens and young adults with disabilities. The flyer features two photos of young adults with horses.

A day camp for teens & young adults with disabilities featuring a variety of recreational activities, community adventures, and weekly visits to City Stables!

City Stables will offer our participants the opportunity to work with miniature horses and other nature-based projects.

Register Here on PerfectMind
Flyer describing details for a winter camp for teens and young adults with disabilities. The flyer features two photos of young adults with horses.

¡Un campamento diurno para adolescentes y jóvenes adultos con discapacidades que presenta una variedad de actividades recreativas, aventuras comunitarias y visitas semanales a los establos de la cuidad!

Flyer describing details for a winter camp for teens and young adults with disabilities. The flyer features two photos of young adults with horses.

為青少年和殘疾青年提供各種娛樂活動、社區冒險和每周訪問城市馬厩的日間營地!

Inclusion Office
Mosswood Recreation Center
3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94609

Recreation Program Director - Bianca Posada, CTRS, bposada@oaklandca.gov, 510-597-5064
Office hours: Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm

Upcoming Programs

  • Town Inclusion Winter Camp December 19-December 30th
    A day camp for teens with disabilities that will feature daily excursions to local hiking spots, winter-themed activities, moments to practice gratitude, and more! We will also be taking weekly trips to City Stables for equine therapy.
  • Register on cityofoakland.perfectmind.com. Inclusion Programs can be found under the tab "Special Programs & Events"


ADA Accommodation Information for OPRYD Programs

ADA INCLUSION STATEMENT: The City of Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) Department is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program and disability accommodation to the OPRYD Recreation Program Director of Inclusive Services, Bianca Posada, at 510.597.5064, bposada@oaklandca.gov, or call 711 for California Relay Service.

All participants have a right to enroll in the OPRYD program of their choice, so long as they meet the age and registration requirements of the program. If a participant has a disability or medical condition that may interfere with participation in the program, we can provide reasonable accommodations that may help alleviate the barriers.

What is the process?
1. Participants (or parent/guardian) who are requesting ADA Accommodations for general OPRYD programs AND / OR requesting admission to OPRYD Inclusion programs must complete this application form. The competed form should be received by the Inclusive Services Program Director, Bianca Posada, at least 10 working days prior to the anticipated program start date: bposada@oaklandca.gov or 3612 Webster St. Oakland, CA 94609.

2. The Inclusive Services Program Director reviews the application, requests additional information or clarification from the applicant, and coordinates site visit(s) and other meetings as required.

3. OPRYD typically provides final disposition on accommodation requests within 10 working days of receipt of all necessary information from the applicant.


Note:

The ADA does not require OPRYD to provide to individuals with disabilities personal devices, such as wheelchairs; individually prescribed devices, such as prescription eyeglasses or hearing aids; readers for personal use or study; or services of a personal nature including assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing.

We do not charge extra for accommodations, however if a 1:1 aide is required, we ask that families connect with Regional Center of the East Bay or other local resources that help with funding extra staff. Extra OPRYD recreation aides can assist with transitions, relaying directions, helping with focusing on projects, and modeling desired behaviors. Aides from outside organizations (United Cerebral Palsy, Regional Center of the East Bay, etc.) are also welcome.

Our staff do not offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), but an ABA therapist from an outside organization may accompany your child.

If your child consistently exhibits behaviors that are harmful to themselves or other participants, and may require restraints, we may ask that they seek a more structured setting.

Program Information

Recreation Therapy Internship Program

We currently are accepting students from California State University, Sacramento, looking to obtain their recreation therapy certification. Supervised by a CTRS (Certification ID #68389). Interested in learning more? Email Bianca Posada at bposada@oaklandca.gov to inquire.

Community Resources - More Coming Soon!

Ala Costa Centers

  • "We are here to contribute to the
    enrichment of lives of Children & adults with developmental disabilities
    Provide each youth and young adult at Ala Costa with the skills and opportunities they need to become successful and productive members of society."
  • Services offered include after school programs, transition programs, adult community trainings, and more.
  • Click here to learn more

Special Olympics Sports Opportunities

The Center for Independent Living, Inc.

  • "The Center for Independent Living provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large."
  • Learn more about the variety of programs they offer by clicking here

BORP

  • BORP provides sports, recreation and fitness programming for children, youth and adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
  • "BORP’s programs provide ongoing opportunities for PLAY and ADVENTURE, promote EMPOWERMENT and INDEPENDENCE, and foster an inclusive, diverse and welcoming COMMUNITY."
  • Click here to check out their programs

Special Skaters Adaptive Skating Program

  • The Oakland Ice Center/Sharks Ice proudly offers a learn to skate program which has been developed especially for athletes with special physical and developmental challenges. Emphasizing fun and safety, the Special Skater program helps to improve balance and coordination which promotes an "I can do it!" attitude that carries over into other aspects of the participant's life. With the assistance of volunteers, skaters develop skills, make new friends and experience a new found freedom and sense of accomplishment.
  • Family Fun Fridays 5:00pm - 5:45pm
  • Special Skaters Hockey Fridays at 6:00pm
  • Email Skating Manager David Hicks at dhicks@sharksice.com to learn more

Dimond Equine Services

  • Oakland City Stables offers opportunities for equine therapy with mini horses!
  • Contact Melanie to learn more
  • Click here to learn more

Night to Shine

  • A free event for individuals, ages 14 and up, to experience a prom-like event with a 1:1 buddy.
  • The prom includes a dance, food trucks, a karaoke room, a quiet room with art projects, therapy animals, and sensory activities, and so much more!
  • Click here to learn more

#RebuildMosswood

Help us rebuild Mosswood Recreation Center! Donate to Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation using the following link:

http://www.oaklandparks.org/news/donate-mosswood-recreation-center