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Recreation activities for adults with disabilities.
Structured recreational activities offer adults with disabilities a positive avenue for leading a more active and fulfilling life. Recreation has many benefits, including greater satisfaction with daily life, as well as health and mental health benefits. At PAI, we foster activities that support the constructive use of leisure time for adults with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), autism spectrum disorder and traumatic brain injury. We’ve seen people blossom when they get to choose their own activities.
PAI provides a wide range of recreation activities for adults with disabilities, ranging from aerobics and book clubs, and from men’s group to scrapbooking. Some of the people coming to PAI may have had limited choices in the past. Our staff encourages adults with developmental disabilities to explore new things so they can discover their own special talents and interests. Recreational activities also can help reduce clients’ anxiety. More importantly, recreation offers a way for people with developmental disabilities to build friendships by socializing with their peers and others in the community.
Maintaining daily living skills are important to a good quality of life, especially for people with disabilities. PAI helps clients develop, maintain and increase their daily living and self-help skills as they age. We offer sensory experiences to promote learning new skills and reinforce previously acquired skills. Young Adults, Adults and Seniors in PAI’s day training and activity programs are involved in a wide range of recreational activities, including gardening, cooking, exercise and fitness, health and wellness, men’s and women’s social groups, bowling and community outings, volunteerism and self-advocacy.