Community inclusion is one of the greatest challenges for some individuals with disabilities. We believe that community inclusion is very important to the development of getting involved in the community. As well as building social skills, and observing a variety of areas to see behavioral norms. We take our residents on outings every weekend.
True community inclusion must be based upon personal connections, common interests, shared values, and upon ongoing interactions that occur as people with disabilities and community residents encounter each other on a regular basis in natural settings, such as at church, the grocery store, at restaurants, and other community settings.
Community inclusion is essential because:
It enriches the lives of our family members; it is stimulating and addresses their need for human interaction.
It is a means to skill development for potential employment and daily living.
The following terms and phrases describe what are important outcomes of community inclusion:
Feeling good about one’s self , Sharing, Being valued as part of the community, Socializing, Being happy, safe and healthy, Seeing beyond the outward appearance, Contributing, Volunteering to help others, Playing, Singing, Helping others, Empowerment, Displaying abilities, Allow others to help you and be a part of your life, Actively engaging others, Finding one’s niche, Respect, Self-worth, Self-reliance, Self-advocate, Learning and Skill-building.
Our residential care homes are located near the tourist attractions we have listed here, our residents enjoy it when we visit a variety of places. These are added bonus to the current activities we enjoy weekly. Please our see our Gallery Page and Facebook Page to view pictures of our residents in the community going the many places we have visited throughout the years.