Park City Disability Center

Richard Wolper

April 18, 2023

Park City Disability Center

The Park City disability center provides many services and resources for people with disabilities. It aims to support their independent lifestyles.

Its mission is to assist people with disabilities by eliminating economic, social, and attitudinal barriers. It does this through peer-led programs and services.

Special Needs Accommodations

The Park City disability center is home to several ADA-accredited programs and services, including our flagship, the student services wing. If you are a student with a physical or mental impairment. Our onsite staff of friendly and knowledgeable professionals can help make your experience at Park City memorable. We also have various specialized resources to assist you in finding your path to success. If you are curious about the best ways to make the most of your time at Park City. You can schedule a visit with one of our friendly admissions experts. By logging on to your my Park City account.

Student Support Services

The Park City disability center offers several services to support students. These include a student orientation for new students with academic accommodations, individualized and group counseling, independent living skills training, benefits advisement, housing assistance, and more.

To receive assistance, a student must be diagnosed with a disability by a qualified professional. A disability is a physical or mental impairment substantially limiting one or more major life activities.

A student must complete an Application for Accessibility Services to request academic, housing, and dietary accommodations. This application allows the student to self-report and describe their experiences related to the disability, barriers faced, previous accommodations used (both effective and ineffective), and accommodations they hope to receive.

The disability coordinator will determine appropriate academic, housing, and dietary accommodations based on the impact of the disability on the student in an academic setting. The disability coordinator will also work with students to provide eligibility letters for their instructors.

Recreational Opportunities

Recreational activities are a key component in the lives of many people. They provide everyone with social opportunities, healthy, active living, and a sense of belonging.

However, many individuals with disabilities are excluded from participating in recreational programs or activities due to exclusionary policies that exclude them based on their disability (Silva & Howe, 2012). Reasonable accommodations allow individuals with disabilities to experience the benefits of public park and recreation services.

Studies have documented the importance of reasonable accommodations. In providing meaningful recreation experiences for people with disabilities (Schleien et al., 2007). Research has also examined the perspectives of individuals with disabilities. Who participate in public parks and recreation services or facilities on whether their accommodation needs are met. And whether the accommodations effectively yield meaningful recreation experiences.

Accessibility Resources

If you have a disability and need help accessing the City of Park City facilities or programs, the Park City disability center can provide guidance and resources. We can assist in creating and using inclusion strategies that promote a healthy, well-being, and fully inclusive environment.

If your disability requires that you use an assistive device or service, we can help you find the best solution for your needs. We can also help you find the right training and support services.

We also provide information and services on the ADA, including a Disability Policy Office that oversees compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The office works with all departments to develop policies and programs allowing people with disabilities to participate in the City of Park City’s services and activities.

The National Park Service is committed to providing accessible facilities and services for all visitors. Many parks offer audio-described and tactile exhibits, captioned and audio-described videos, assistive listening devices in theaters and visitor centers, and more. For a full list of accessibility features and services, check out the NPS website or its mobile app.