Out & About assumes that all participants:
~have the ability to communicate ~have the ability to learn ~have the ability to comprehend their environments ~have opinions and preferences ~have complex emotional lives~have the desire for friendship~value their culture and language~want to be contributing members of their community
Out & About offers community-based recreation programming for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Services include:
In each program area we use positive instruction within a therapeutic framework to encourage growth, learning, community participation, socialization, health, safety, and the achievement of individual goals for each participant.
Out & About uses Therapeutic Recreation theory and methodology when developing each activity and when developing plans for each individual participant. Therapeutic Recreation (TR) is an allied health profession which focuses on improving a person's physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and leisure needs through activity interventions. That's a fancy way of saying that each activity, and each participant's individual plan, is designed to develop skill sets among participants that can then easily translate into other aspects of their lives. Participants have fun while learning lifelong skills at the same time!