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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New York State Access Park Pass

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a permanent disability and live in New York State? Well, I have some good news - The New York State Parks Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation thinks you should have free access to it's parks, recreation facilities, and historical sites!!

We are certainly going to take advantage of this program for Nathan and maybe we'll be beach bums all summer! Sounds good me. We can build sandcastles, go swimming, fishing, and take nature walks! We can also go camping and check out the historical sites around the state.

Take advantage of this program sooner rather than later. As with most things in government the paperwork can take up to 10 weeks. I'll be sending mine in the mail today!

Thank you to the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center for alerting me to this program.

Follow the link provided in the title of the post for more information and the application.

Maybe we'll see you at the beach!!!

1 comment:

datri said...

Yep, we have one for Kayla. It only took 2 weeks or so for it to process. Last summer we only used it when we went to Bear Mountain. I think it's only good for 2 years, though. Then I have to go try to dig up my DDSO paperwork again.

There's also a National Parks Service Access Pass. We haven't gotten one of those yet, but we were told we can pick up an application at any of the National Parks. (Oddly enough, I couldn't get an Access Pass application at the local NPS office) We're across the river from Zane Grey House, so maybe they will know what I'm talking about, LOL.