Special Needs and Inclusion

The Elmhurst Park District is committed to promoting and encouraging positive interactions among participants with and without disabilities.  Staff members are available to assist participants with accommodations needed for success in and enjoyment of our programs. 

First, register for the desired program.  Then contact Erica Brady, Elmhurst Park District Program Manager for Special Needs & Inclusion, at (630) 993-8676 at least five days prior to the start of the program to discuss the special needs of the participant and ways in which we can accommodate those needs.  Please be sure to contact Erica before each program so that a smooth inclusion can occur.

The Elmhurst Park District is also a member of the Gateway Special Recreation Association, which was formed through an intergovernmental agreement and serves as an extension of the Park Districts of Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook, Pleasant Dale, Westchester and York Center, and the Villages of Hinsdale and Willowbrook.  Gateway SRA contracts the services of the Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, a non-profit agency, to provide recreation programs.  For more information on inclusion and special needs programming, visit the Special Needs & Inclusion page.