On November 4th, CLA celebrated the first anniversary of our CLASS Day Program. What a successful and fun year we’ve had helping our attendees learn new things and grow as individuals!
On November 4, 2013, we started with two individuals and are currently at 9 attendees. Our new Community Living Alternatives Specialized Services (CLASS) facility (stay tuned for more information, it is going to be a phenomenal place) is currently being renovated and should be ready very soon. Once completed, we will be expanding our program and adding more great attendees.
At CLASS, we teach our adult students with intellectual and developmental disabilities important life and vocational skills that revolve around topics of interest and importance. As always, our subject matter is dynamic and person-centered; some of the many subjects include: computers, photography, yoga and exercise, cooking, activities of daily living, reading, arts and crafts, community safety and stranger awareness. We offer specific lessons structured around individual needs, along with other planned subjects and activities.
We shine by encouraging a “team spirit” and foster an environment where people can make friends and develop relationships. We have two primary goals for our community activities, improving and maintaining socialization skills and offering opportunities for valuable new experiences. During our community outings, we have visited close to 40 different and interesting places including museums, art galleries, and other places where everyone can have fun while learning new skills and enjoying new experiences.
We’d like to thank our great staff and the fantastic individuals who attend our program for being part of such a successful year. And we’ve only just begun!