Where to Find a TRS - City or County Parks Department
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A person with a disability may find a TRS employed at a city/county park and recreation department that creates and runs accessible sports and arts programs. The TRS would be responsible for assessing community leisure needs, creating the necessary programs, adapting the activity and providing adaptive equipment for people with disabilities; this enables full participation for people of all abilities.
Many states have created specific programs to serve the needs of people with disabilities. For example, Illinois created the Special Recreation Association Network of Illinois. With TRS resources available, year-round recreation programs may include a spectrum of leisure interests including cultural, sport, social, physical, outdoor, and special event activities. Seasonal program guides are available through the city/county recreation departments that describe the program, provide information regarding location, cost and instructor.