Find Your Way
Find Your Way is a new collection of programs focusing on self-determination in adults with Down syndrome. These programs will include IGNITE, ACCELERATE, NAVIGATE, and CRUISE. These programs will take elements of our former Independent Living Retreat to enhance individual experiences. To participate in these programs, a parent/caregiver is required to meet with our Adult Coordinators to assess the best option for your loved one.
There is a place for ANYONE with Down syndrome age 18 and older to participate in FIND YOUR WAY! We want these programs to be successful for your loved one with Down syndrome, so we require a "consult" before registering. This way, we can find the right fit as we work together to enhance self-determination!
"Determine Your Destination" consultations will take place January - March.
- formerly known as O.W.N. Day
- ½ day event that will target an introduction to self-determination
- takes place in April (location TBD)
- there will be a community service project, choice of a leisure activity, and an outing
- this program is ideal for those who are beginning to make self-determination a focus
- formerly known as Independent Living Retreat
- weekend-long program focused on making social connections, community service, activities of daily living, nutrition, mental health, growth mindset and an outing.
- takes place in July at a local college campus (TBD)
- this program is ideal for those who are comfortable staying overnight and are interested in learning skills to help them live a self-determined life.
- Due to the popularity of this program, we can only accept 28 participants a year.
- NEW PROGRAM
- weekend-long program focused on on transportation, budgeting, grocery shopping, roommate skills, planning social activities and activities of daily living.
- takes place in October at a local AirBnB (TBD)
- this is program is for individuals who are seriously considering moving out in the next year.
- NEW PROGRAM
- "refresher" classes will take place throughout the year
- this program is for individuals who already live on their own and would like continued education on supports in their home and community.