Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Out & About With . . . Elemental Moves

Imagine!’s Out & About department was created in 1997 in response to the requests of community members with disabilities and family members who care for those with disabilities to have more options for community-based recreation services.

That “community-based” element is key - rather than scheduling activities in a segregated setting, you will find Out & About participants (both adults and children) utilizing recreation centers, bowling alleys, movie theaters, museums, and even amusement parks.

Of course, Out & About wouldn’t be able to provide those services without the support of the many, many community organizations that collaborate with Out & About to ensure that participants are able to receive positive instruction, within a therapeutic framework, to encourage growth, learning, community participation, socialization, health, safety, and the achievement of individual goals.

Today, I’d like to acknowledge Elemental Moves for its support of Out & About. Out & About is excited to be partnering with Lisa Bradley from Elemental Moves for the fall session of its Horsin' Around program! Through interactions with the horses, Out & About participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and learn about how they connect with others. This week the program got off to a great start as everyone got to know the horses while giving them a brush and leading them around the ring.

Thank you, Elemental Moves, for your support of Imagine!, Out & About, and your community.

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