Presentation on theme: "FunAbilities & Summer Fun. FUNABILITIES is a program for children and youth with any type of disability between the ages of 6 and 22 years. FUNABILITIES."— Presentation transcript:
FUNABILITIES is a program for children and youth with any type of disability between the ages of 6 and 22 years. FUNABILITIES promotes fun through recreational and leisure activities, and integration into the community. Through interaction with program participants, the youth develop friendships, independence, personal growth, and maturity. FunAbilities
Saturday Program School age children: 6 -22 years 2 nd and 4 th Saturday of the month September to June Payment options: annual fee ($150) or drop-in fee ($15)
FunAbilities Programming FunAbilities programming and activities vary from month to month based on what is appropriate for the age group and the interests of the participants.
FunAbilities Programming/activity examples: Arts and crafts Baking Outdoor play Movies Treasure hunts Planting flowers Bowling Animal visits….etc.
Summer Fun As with FunAbilities, Summer Fun programming and activities vary from year to year based on what is appropriate for the age group, interest of participants, and what is happening in the community. Summer Fun programming is often theme-based; variations on a theme that runs throughout the summer (i.e. Disney movies, Trip Around the World).
Summer Fun Programming/activity examples: Beach Water parks Outdoor games Baking Crafts Tours Farm visits…etc
FunAbilities and Summer Fun FunAbilities and Summer Fun program GOALS: To provide children and youth with disabilities an opportunity to take part in a variety of recreational activities within the community To promote integration of children and youth with disabilities into the community’s leisure activities To create opportunities to develop new friendships and social skills through interaction with peer groups
FunAbilities and Summer Fun To motivate program participants to explore and become involved in various community activities once the program has been completed To create a supportive environment that fosters independence, self-determination, personal growth and maturity for children and youth with disabilities To provide respite for families
FunAbilities and Summer Fun To provide volunteer opportunities to work with children and youth with disabilities **taken from Saskatchewan Abilities Council Summer Fun pamphlet**