Thursday, December 18, 2014

Out & About With . . . Flatirons Church

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.

So over the next few months, I’d like to use this blog to thank some of those community partners that make all the difference when it comes to successful outcomes for Out & About participants.

Today, I’d like to acknowledge Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette for its support of Out & About. All this fall, Out & About’s Catalog program used a room in Flatirons Church (for free!) for their “Healthy Living” course – which included self-defense lessons.

Thank you, Flatirons Community Church, for your continued support of your community and all of its members.

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