Take a look at what’s been going on and what’s coming up soon in our day programs including the Autism Program, Bridges, DT, DT2 and Soar. This collection of updates comes from Kelly Zimmerman our Day Program Coordinator.
The Autism day program started 2018 with an exciting trip to Raymond’s bowl, where everyone enjoyed the “Wild Side” with glow lights and music. Clients from both rooms went to Wendy’s, thanks to free frosty coupons from Mrs. Diana. Room #1 also went to Dollar Tree and Burger King while Room# 2 went to a pet store, weekly grocery shopping for cooking class, the library and mall walking continued as weather permitted. Big Thanks to the Doll family for all the holiday gifts from the programs wish list!
Bridges is excited for all the fun events occurring in February. We are looking forward to having a Valentine’s Day Party, an Olympics Party, a Super Bowl Party, and cooking class. In the community we will be going to the mall, the library, bowling, and to the movies. We will continue our weekly volunteering at the Animal House Shelter. The U of I Extension will also continue to come to Bridges to teach a nutrition class. We are enjoying learning all the different healthy foods we can eat and buy when we go grocery shopping!
DT has been busy planning for future outings! Classrooms are turning in 2 outing choices per month to spend time with clients in the community. We would like to welcome Kasey and Stephanie to the DT team! Art club is meeting every Monday and creating fun winter works of art to show off some impressive talent in the program. Adventure club is busy creating some new outing ideas for client adventure and we are open to receiving suggestions! If you have a cool outing idea for our clients, please email Kevin Clancy.
The clients were very busy in January! We did everything from cooking classes and social skills to enjoying time spent with therapy animals! We welcomed an exceptional guest speaker by the name of Bridget Brown. Our very own staff, Jan Trebing, goes above and beyond working on self-advocacy with the clients and helped arrange for Bridget’s visit. The clients enjoyed visiting with Bridget and participating in her interactive presentation.
After the holidays, clients in the SOAR program were back in full swing in January! They had a great time making different snowman crafts, participating in cooking classes, playing BINGO, Wii Bowling, and watching the Price is Right. The Woman’s Club met and decided they would like to go out for lunch in small groups. The fun will continue in February, the clients are planning a Wii Bowling tournament and preparing for St. Valentine’s Day!