The Leisure Access Program (LAP) has been around in various forms for a while now. It is designed to allow low income families to access recreation programs at a reduced cost. The program is administered by your local city government and the rules and application procedures vary from district to district.
The City of Vancouver Leisure Access Program has taken a step forward by now allowing the entire family with a disabled child (up to the age of 17) to qualify for the LAP regardless of income. Hopefully other municipalities will follow Vancouver’s lead and open their programs to children with disabilities.
With summer quickly approaching, now would be a great time to contact your local recreation department and find out what is available in your area.
If you know of other districts that allow access to this program to kids with disabilities, could you please let us know in the comment section.