RECREATION & FAMILY SERVICES is a broad array of programs that support families caring for a loved one who has developmental disabilities. Through social and skill building opportunities, Recreation & Family Services works in coordination with individuals, families, day program/school staff, and clinicians to ensure consistent care.
What we offer
Recreation for ages 16 and older offers a variety of enrichment activities including bowling, fitness, chorus, ceramics, hip hop dance, yoga and Special Olympic sports. Programming is designed to help individuals reach their personal goals, improve health and wellness, and create opportunities for socialization. Recreation helps aging or working families seeking respite for their adult children who live at home and individuals who live semi-independently who can feel isolated outside of their work or day habilitation programs.
Contact Barbara White, Director of Employment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caregiver Trainings are free presentations on topics of interest to families who have a loved one with a disability. These trainings are an important source of information that support families in making informed decisions about their child’s life, adopting best practice care giving and provide a networking forum for families managing similar circumstances.
Contact Gail Palm, Family Services Training Coordinator at email@example.com
Spiritual Supports is a pilot program introduced in 2021 designed to address the spiritual needs of individuals with disabilities regardless of religious affiliation. Known as the Soul Food Project, this is a nondenominational and inclusive program designed to serve individuals, caregivers, and staff by providing resources and trainings to address the effects of isolation, illness, loss and provide end of life supports. Go to www.soulfoodproject.org for more information and click here to sign up for the newsletter.
Contact Rev. Melissa Tustin, Director of Spiritual Supports at firstname.lastname@example.org