When I Become More Independent
When I become more independent with my skills I would like to go to college. I want to become a social worker or a paramedic. I like to help people when they are sick. My other goals in life are to get my own apartment, a car, or a sport bike. I would like to get tattoos of stuff that represents my recovery, like my survivor tattoo that I designed. It's a heart with a cross and a ribbon across that says "I am a survivor". I have a picture at the bottom of the tattoo I designed. Also, tattoos of skulls, hearts, and crosses. I want to cut my hair and dye it red and black so it matches my bike. I want to get my own bank account so I can go shopping for food and other necessities. For fun I might go on rides on my bike. I want to go to clubs and meet friends. I will also come back and visit ADS! I will call Lorraine and ask her to go on a girls night where I pay.
To be able to do all these things I am going to show I am able to control my emotions and behavior by using coping skills. I will work hard at my goals to express my emotions appropriately. By attending counseling I will have support. When I go to school to become a social worker I will know how to talk to people positively and calmly. By practicing money management, life skills and social skills at ADS I will be prepared to live independently.
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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
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