Hello to all of our members and families and friends! We wanted to update you on what’s happening at our program at ADS…
Since the New Year started, the mornings have been full with money management activities, vocabulary lessons, art opportunities, and current “trending” event discussions.
Everyone has been progressing in mastering recipes during the daily lunch program. From the beginning prep to the final clean up, there’s always time for learning, social chatting, and yummy food!
Afternoons continue to be dedicated to outings and social skills.
We have our very own Tai Chi instructor come in 1x/week and everyone has enjoyed participating in this stress-relieving exercise. We are also now associated with the Tool Bank of Phoenix. This organization offers other non-profits tools such as shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc. that are needed for building projects. We go as a group and help the Tool Bank sort the tools back to their storage areas. Not only does this allow our members to give back to the community, but also gives a chance for exploration of future job skills.
We have taken advantage of the perfect spring weather and hiked at Dreamy Draw and continue to encourage physical exercise at ADS. Bowling continues to be a fun weekly outing for all, as well as movie outings!
Because we are always looking for new ideas and comments on how we are doing, please take a moment to fill out the attached feedback from and return to ADS. This is your chance to help us make the program even better for everyone!
~Lorraine, Jessica, Shelbey, Mireya, Dayna, Ricky, and Antoinette
Our authors consist of staff and clients from ADS.
Testimonials from clients, parents and staff...
10/16/15 - "We were so touched at how polite and warm and grateful all the kids, and staff, were. All of them introduced themselves with handshakes and smiles! We would love to be a regular field trip spot! And of course the animals love being spoiled by them too! We are available anytime for visits!" - Community Partner
10/8/15 - "This is the best place my son has ever attended! The staff is awesome and he calls the other clients his friends. Keep up the great effort!"- A parent
7/7/15 - "I feel very safe and you guys always have activities for us to do." - A client
4/29/15 - "It has improved my son's behavior and we are glad he has a great time there!" - A Family
4/14/15 - "I enjoy cooking, having friends, going on outings and out to eat." - A client
11/18/14 - "Staff treat her nicely. She likes helping with cooking, baking and cleaning. She enjoys the community outings." - A Caregiver
11/6/14 - "My son is so much happier! He is making great progress in all areas of his life, i.e. getting his thoughts out." A Parent
10/4/14 - "I love the program and all the staff members and clients." - A Client
9/10/14 - "I get to see what everyone in the community is doing." - A Guest
9/3/14 - "The food was awesome!" - A Guest
Websites to find great recipes for your young adults:
Mrs. Brown's Classroom
Speaking of Speech
Your Special Chef