Next Generation is a community based program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An alternative to traditional workshops, Next Generation provides opportunities for community integration & social connection.
Next Generation promotes volunteerism, arts and culture, education, internet literacy, health, fitness and active lifestyles. Next Generation provides a stimulating, enjoyable environment for individuals with a variety of abilities, interests and age ranges.
Core Program Goals
- Community Integration
Volunteer Projects, Utilizing Community Resources, Day Trips.
- Health and Fitness
Sports Skills, Gross and Fine Motor Development, Fitness- Individual and Group Exercise, Arts and Crafts, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Games.
- Life Skills and Continuing Education
Computer and Technology Exploration and Training, Cooking and Nutrition, Daily Living Skills, Money Handling, Problem Solving, Safety, and Productive Work Activities.
- Socialization and Communication
Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Developing Social and Interpersonal Skills, Conflict Resolution, Coping Skills, Language and Communication.