Thursday, December 11, 2014

Out & About With . . . Grace Studios

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 Grace Studios in Broomfield for its support of Out & About. Out & About has used Grace Studios for their Movement classes for the last five years, for both adults and children. The space is just the perfect size for the Out & About groups, especially Summer Camp classes. The main activity can be held in Grace Studio’s large studio, while kids who want a break are able to use the small studio. The owners are always very understanding and supportive of the Out & About staff members and participants, even when things don’t always go as planned (such as the occasional broken picture or trophy).

Thank you, Grace Studios, for your continued support of your community and all of its members.

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