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Mission Statement: 

Inclusion Services strives to insure that all residents with disabilities have the same opportunities to participate in all department programs and services as residents without disabilities.

The program will provide an inclusive environment that serves to foster everyone participating together.

Inclusion services will serve to increase public awareness of the various community resources and recreational programs available to people with disabilities.

Our goals and objectives are to give all residents of Bernalillo County, regardless of ability, the opportunity to participate in and experience the benefits of parks and recreation services and programs.

To increase community awareness and understanding of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Through effective leadership and training, department staff will continuously exhibit an inclusive and welcoming attitude towards all participants with disabilities.

To maintain a system which effectively identifies those participants who require reasonable accommodations and to make available those accommodations when feasible.

Thanks: 

Thanks to all our Parks and Recreation Department partners, for helping make our community better for all

Additional resources:

The New Mexico Autism Society - www.nmautismsociety.org

Very Special Arts, New Mexico - www.vsartsnm.org

NM Special Olympics - www.sonm.org

University of New Mexico Center for Development & Disability - http://www.cdd.unm.edu/Autism/index.html


 

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  • For ages 2-6 years old. Call Cynthia Maestas at (505) 573-8602 for more information.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    3/28/2020 10:00 AM - 3/28/2020 11:00 AM

  • Art Along the Rio Grande: Experience Nature Through the Artists' Lens is a visual exploration of the ecological and cultural richness of the South Valley’s Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. The exhibit is a joint project of the Refuge, Gutiérrez Hubbell House, Friends of Valle de Oro, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Public Art. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is the Southwest’s first urban refuge, located in the South Valley, just a few miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The refuge is in the process of restoring a former dairy farm back to a mosaic of native New Mexico habitats in order to provide an oasis for wildlife as well as an abundance of education and recreation opportunities for the community. The exhibit showcases the work of local artists in diverse mediums. For the past 7 years, photographers of all ages and skill levels have been invited to participate in an annual photo contest hosted by the refuge, to capture images of the refuge's wildlife, landscapes and people. This exhibit will feature the winning images from the 2019 photo contest, highlighting the refuge this past year as it begins restoration. Sketches and images from the Fall 2019 field mural project featuring 5 women muralists will be on display at GHH. The murals can still be seen at the Refuge, while sketches, photos, and other works reflect the goals and processes of the artists. Artwork by local Artist Wren Walraven, will also be featured. Wren’s artwork content comes from her personal experiences with wildlife, her passion for those animals and the magical desert scenery. Join us in this celebration of the South Valley’s environmental beauty, creativity, and community connections.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    3/28/2020 10:00 AM - 3/28/2020 2:00 PM

  • For ages 7 and up. Call Cynthia Maestas at (505) 573-8602 for more information.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    3/28/2020 12:00 PM - 3/28/2020 1:00 PM

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