a part of the community is important to each of us. The community
allows us the opportunity to develop friendships and a connection
to where we live. It gives us a sense of belonging and improves
our quality of life. Often people with disabilities do not have
the same opportunities to participate in the community as "normal"
people for many reasons; no transportation, lack of safety skills,
unfamiliarity, little or no communication and social skills,
The Community Unity Program provides instructional
programs and community involvement so that program participants
have the opportunity to experience all things a community has
Participants have the opportunity to participate
in at least two community trips of their choice per week. Transportation
for the field trips is provided by SUNCOM.
A Coordinator and Assistant lead the group. The Program Coordinator
is responsible for coordinating community outings, giving feedback
to the community projects, creating programs to enhance participants'
interpersonal skills, providing educational programs, overseeing
the entire program and supervising the assistant. The assistant
provides leisure skills training and instructs educational classes,
daily orientation, arts and crafts. He or she also assists on
outings and daily needs of the program. The Director of Rehabilitation
is responsible for overseeing the entire program.
Programming consists of interpersonal skill development, educational
programming, community exposure, leisure and safety skills development,
fun, fun, and more fun.
Topics consist of the following, but are
not limited to:
- Current Events
- Social Skills Training
- Leisure Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Safety Training Skills
- Communication Methods
- Educational Programs
- Community Outings
- Exercise Programs
- Community Projects