Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Out & About With . . . NSCD

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 the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) for its support of Out & About. Last Friday was the last day of Out & About's 2015 Summer Camp, and to celebrate, they partnered with NSCD for a day of kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. It was a blast to see all of the participants out on the water having so much fun! Check out the pictures below.

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