ASL PARTNERS IN ACTION – Gijón City Council is committed to Inclusive Leisure

November 28, 2022 3:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the Summer Activities Programme for children and adolescents, inclusive activities offered by other municipal departments such as Education and Culture, Youth, Environment, Innovation as well as the Municipal Water Company and the Gijón Aquarium have been incorporated for the first time.

These activities ensure that children and young people with disabilities can participate in the summer leisure activities offered in Gijón on an equal footing with their non-disabled peers.
On the other hand, activities are organised exclusively for children and young people with disabilities and high support needs, as the inclusive activities described in the previous paragraph are not accessible to them. This is the case of Social Services and the Municipal Sports Board, which organise summer camps specifically for these people.

Social Services provided support through auxiliary professionals from the municipal Home Help Service in all the required activities, to facilitate the participation of those participants with disabilities who needed it.

The publication of the Summer Activities Leaflet two thousand and twenty-two has required the teamwork of many professionals. Since the year two thousand and twenty-two, Municipal Social Services has been leading a working group in which professionals from all the municipal departments and organisations offer activities in which the participation of children and young people with disabilities is guaranteed, either inclusively or exclusively (as detailed above), and in which the three Special Education schools in the city also participate: Marítimo, Ángel de la Guarda and Castiello.

Given the good reception and the results, this inclusive leisure initiative will be consolidated in the summer activities programme for children and adolescents in Gijón for the following years.

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