Exciting. Fulfilling. Fun.
Recreation activities for young adults with disabilities.
All of us like to bond with peers around our common interests, and this is especially true of young adults. It is essential to be conscious of a young adult’s needs for direct support and to know when to back off. Too much support, particularly by an adult, can create barriers. The young person may not learn what is needed in the setting or activity. And others may not feel compelled get involved or learn how to help the young person grow.
Hobbies and recreational activities help young adults with disabilities develop their problem-solving skills, learn responsibility, and increase self esteem, all while having fun and making friends. PAI staff supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), autism spectrum disorder and traumatic brain injury in their pursuit of finding recreational activities for a well rounded, fulfilling life. PAI offers a wide array of recreational choices. So, whether young people in our programs decide to join a yoga group, try geocaching, or go bowling with friends, PAI provides an experience that is new, exciting and fun.
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 activities, including gardening, cooking, yoga, exercise and fitness, health and wellness, men’s and women’s social groups, bowling and community outings, volunteerism and self-advocacy.