Community Integration Program
Our Community Integration Program:
Ability 1st Utah provides individuals with disabilities the opportunities to participate in recreational activities in their communities. These activities provide our consumers with opportunities for socialization and interaction with their peers and other community members while learning to utilize and access community resources.
Examples of our activities include:
· Arts & Culture
· Bus Training
Transportation: is also provided to our consumers for our center sponsored activities and skills classes. Transportation is limited calling ahead of time to RSVP for the activities that you would like to attend is highly encouraged.
A calendar of activities is available under the Calendar tab and our Newsletter tab.
Community Integration Program Success Story
J.A. suffers from a severe form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta which causes J.A.’s bones to be extremely weak restraining him to a wheelchair. J.A. attends independent living classes frequently including exercise classes, cooking classes, healthcare classes, communication skill classes, public transportation trainings, and job skill classes. J.A. also attends many community integration activities including a trip to the zoo, a trip to the aquarium, museum trips, movie days, and our annual camping activity. J.A. does what he can to get to classes and activities on his own, but when the weather is poor, J.A. is able to receive a ride through Ability 1st Utah’s wheelchair friendly bus. During those classes and activities J.A. develops skills that help him maintain independence, and he is given the chance to develop crucial social skills including English. With the help of his Independent Living Coordinator and Ability 1st Utah’s Assistive Technology Coordinators, J.A. was able to get a new wheelchair through funding from his insurance and Vocational Rehab. His new wheelchair does not causes J.A. back pain like his old wheelchair, and J.A.’s new wheelchair includes a lift that allows more mobility and independence.