Many adults who suffer from developmental disabilities relate to concepts differently and can learn more successfully when things are presented in simply a different way. They often benefit from various sensory stimulation activities, which we are pleased to offer at Renaissance through our unique Signature Touches program! These activities — available for both home care recipients and those who attend adult day care — are specialized to ease symptoms and promote wellness of developmentally disabled adults.
We believe that each consumer is a unique individual with personal interests and aptitudes. This includes specialized focus on vocational preparation as an important part of living skills training. Our Activity Center program is a community-based day program typically 14 hours per week in a community-based activity that serves adults who generally have acquired most basic self-care skills, have some ability to interact with others, are able to make their needs known, and respond to instructions.
When it comes to activities, disabled adults have distinctive needs. Unlike average adults, disabled people may require the help of respite workers to do certain activities. However, the needs of disabled adults are not always comparable to those of disabled children because many disabled adults are sexually mature and socially competent.
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Activities Home Index of Activities. First, just do the movements and have participants follow; later on say, "do what I say" and don't move at all So if you say, "jump up and down," everyone must jump up and down.
Adults with special needs are often limited to what their caregivers do with them. While plenty of home activities are stimulating and helpful for adults with special needs, planning special activities and outings makes life more exciting. Choosing activities for yourself is relatively easy. You can do anything that seems interesting.
One simple activity is a nature walk — where you can enjoy the open air while learning about the environment. You can also set up exciting scavenger hunts to encourage your loved one to identify and find things in nature, such as:. Many camps for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities utilize therapeutic horseback riding.
I ndividuality and a sense of community are both key in life. Our programs include jewelry making, sewing classes, music instruction and awesome DIY crafts like these for adults with developmental disabilities:. Fairy Glow Jars Using the humble Mason jar with some glow in the dark nail polish and pixie dust, you can make a room look pretty magical.