Join us for some upcoming virtual events! Please contact the clinicians below to participate in any and all of the groups. They will provide additional information and instructions.
Tuesday, May 12
LIFE Club: Finding Your Inner Betty Crocker
When: Tuesday, May 12 from 5:00pm-6:30pm
What: Join us for an evening of friendship, discussion, and learning! These interactive groups will focus on developing skills and confidence for social situations in a way that is fun and informative! LIFE Club is open to all. This week we will be making our favorite snacks! This is a great opportunity work on social skills while having fun in the kitchen. We will provide a recipe with common ingredients! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Instructions: In order to participate, please contact email@example.com by Tuesday, May 12 at 4:30pm. A link will be sent via email. Please follow the link at 5:00pm to participate. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, May 13
Moving and Grooving
When: Wednesday, May 13 from 12:00pm-1:00pm
What: We will join together to discuss life’s stressors while improving the physical health of our bodies to create a healthy lifestyle by learning helpful social and exercise habits. Thisgroupwill incorporate a different movement activity every session. We will focus on stretching, mindfulness and inner and outer strength. This is a great opportunity to be active during a virtual time. Adaptable for all abilities!
Instructions: In order to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00am. A link will be sent via email. Please follow the link at 12:00pm to participate. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, May 14
When: Thursday, May 14 from 11:00am-12:00pm
What: Touching Stories is a unique therapy model, specifically designed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, that pairs the social and emotional learning of story with sensory integration activities in a way that is educational, engaging, and simply, a lot of fun! We have adapted our Touching Stories for at home use. Gwen will first lead participants in a scavenger hunt for the sensory items needed for the stories (all items are common items found in every home) and then will tell the sensory-based stories to the group.
Instructions: In order to participate, please contact email@example.com by Thursday, May 14 at 10:00am. A link will be sent via email. Please follow the link at 11:00am to participate. Everyone is welcome!
Scavenger Hunt Items for Touching Stories:
We’ll do three stories:
The Monster on Grandma’s Bed Scavenger Hunt:
Wooden (or other large) Spoon
A piece of dark fabric (towel, blanket, sheet, etc) big enough to go over your head
Something furry (stuffed animal, etc)
Piece of dark paper or cardboard
A small blanket
An herb or spice that smells fresh (basil, dill, mint, etc)
A LONG piece of yarn, string, or rope (REALLY LONG if possible)
Something with a smooth, flat surface — a dinner plate, a picture frame, or a mirror would work
A small piece of silky fabric (a necktie, a silly handkerchief, etc.)
(no scavenger hunt for this story)