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What We Offer Inclusion

We believe everyone belongs, and all have the right to choose which setting to participate in recreational activities.

Inclusion Services

Our inclusion services allow individuals to experience recreational programming within their community.

FVSRA has a dedicated team to help coordinate modifications for individuals with disabilities who register for recreational programs offered through our seven Member Agencies.

We strive to foster independence and active participation in the least restrictive environment. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), modifications can vary from program to program and are determined following an assessment.

Modifications can include one or more of the following:
  • Activity Modification
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Additional Staff Support
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Staff Training
  • Support Plans for Behavior, Diabetes, or Seizure Disorders

Requesting Inclusion Services

Inclusion services can be requested at your park district or recreation department at the time of registration. You may indicate this request on your registration form, verbally if registering in person or online, by sending correspondence to the email address provided. Once registration is complete, the Member Agency will forward the request for support directly to our Inclusion Team. Please note: you must request inclusion services each time you register for a program.

FVSRA Member Agencies

Timeline for Services

We aim to complete an intake assessment within one week of receiving the request for inclusion services. Once completed, the average time to determine and coordinate modifications is two weeks.

Contact Us

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Jackie Jankowski

CTRS
Superintendent of Inclusive Recreation

Office Phone: Ext. 1221
Mobile: (630) 746-0932
Email: JackieS@fvsra.org

Staff photoBecky Fredrickson

CTRS
Inclusion Manager

Office Phone: Ext. 1206
Mobile: (630) 746-1678
Email: BeckyF@fvsra.org

Samantha Pierce

CTRS
Inclusion Coordinator

Office Phone: Ext. 1223
Mobile: (630) 532-7882
Email: SamanthaP@fvsra.org

Janae Winston

CTRS
Inclusion Coordinator

Office Phone: Ext. 1222
Mobile: (630) 723-7460
Email: JanaeW@fvsra.org

Jennifer Wisneski

CTRS
Inclusion Manager

Office Phone: Ext. 1210
Mobile: (630) 330-6470
Email: JenniferW@fvsra.org

Angie Kooima

Inclusion Administrative Assistant 

Mobile: (630) 607-9253
Email: AngieK@fvsra.org

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Testimonials

  • Thank you for all the support you have offered George and me this school year. You have truly been so wonderful to work with. Everything from the initial conversations to the documents you created to the staff you provided were so thoughtful and so helpful.– Lindsey, Parent
  • “We are very happy to hear that Sawyer is ultimately adjusting well. Thank you for dedicating the time to make sure our son has everything he would need to be successful!– Jess, Parent
  • This was, hands down, one of my favorite summer jobs. The kids, the parents, the Park District staff, and the FVSRA staff were all amazing. I’m really looking forward to next summer.– Emil, Staff

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