Our team of Day Support Program staff, however, quickly remedied this challenge by forming a committee of consumers tasked with contributing their own ideas to the program.
Together with staff they created calendars, planned activities, and set goals, making for a much more engaging experience filled with fun, camaraderie, and the development of additional life skills.
One such additional life skill is the greater use of technology. Our consumers now have access to computers and tablets, which will allow them to conduct research, communicate through the internet, play games, listen to music, and expand their overall technology understanding. We’re seeking creative ways to incorporate additional technology to meet their needs even further.
Our most recent Day Support Program activity, co-facilitated by our consumers, included participating in the voting process. On Friday, October 28th, consumers took their time to vote for the candidates of their choice at the Gateway Center Polling Station, an experience they enjoyed and took pride in.
By incorporating our consumers in the decision-making process, we increased their ownership of the Day Support Program, resulting in greater value and involvement.