Community Involvement Programs for Special Needs Adults & Teens
Adults and teens who have special needs, like those who have autism, Down syndrome, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) want to enjoy connection with others and to feel that they have a contribution to make to the communities in which they live. Community involvement programs for adults and teens with special needs can make it easier for these individuals to interact effectively within the community and with one another. Interacting with others can sometimes present unique challenges for special needs adults and children, and community involvement programs can address these challenges in an intelligent and compassionate way. Valley Socials is a non-profit group based in Woodland Hills, California whose goal is to assist special needs individuals with social interaction through participation in supervised groups where they can learn the skills that they need to live a fulfilling life.
Valley Socials Supervised Social Events
Those with special needs face many daily challenges that those without such needs may never even think about. However, the challenges that they face are not always related to the conditions that they deal with, but instead, may be related to biases and attitudes that members of the community have about them. Many community members are simply ignorant of the issues that special needs individuals deal with, or they have not had the opportunity to study, work with, or interact much with those with special needs. They lack understanding. That’s why the Valley Socials Program offers supervised social events in which these special needs people can have opportunities for exposure to the community and for interacting with them, along with a short training in how to behave appropriately to create a positive impression. This empowers special needs teens and adults to reap the rewards of social interaction and to grow and develop as individuals, as well as to live a better social life, and access businesses as your loyal clientele.
The Social Diamond Award
One of the goals of the Valley Socials Program is to educate the local business community and get them more involved in interacting with and accommodating the needs of its special needs members. The Social Diamond Award is a way that the Valley Socials Program does this. This award designates business establishments as being friendly to those with special needs and gives them ongoing education and support in creating this friendly environment. The Valley Socials Program offers guidance to local business establishments so that they can create a customer base of those with special needs and increase incoming business and profits.
Call to Learn More About Community Involvement Programs for Adults and Teens with Special Needs in Woodland Hills, California Today
If you want to learn more about how the Valley Socials Program encourages community involvement with special needs individuals, call to learn more about community involvement programs for adults and teens with special needs in Woodland Hills, California today. We are based in Woodland Hills but also serve Encino, Calabasas, Tarzana, and Sherman Oaks. Call us at (818) 650-0889 and let us show you how to become a part of our rewarding effort.