Via West: A place where skills are built, friendships developed, and memories are made.
Via West provides a myriad of possibilities for enhancing abilities such as skills development, problem solving, communication and socialization. Participants develop self-confidence as they work toward self-sufficiency. In addition to their programming, Via West provides invaluable respite for families who are able to take a break and receive a much needed reprieve from the daily responsibilities of caring for an individual with a disability.
Via West serves the whole participant and the entire family. The many unique experiences at Via West will individually challenge every participant, regardless of ability level, to succeed and learn new ways to thrive. Via West programs are adapted so that EVERYONE has the opportunity to learn while having fun. There are many program options from which participants and their families may choose, including technology (iPads), culinary arts, creative arts, performance arts, physical fitness, just to name a few. Alternative programming is provided at all times to ensure support for EVERY PARTICIPANT. Solid educational programming helps build independence and participants have fun, build relationships, and learn practical life skills they can utilize outside of Via West. Participants are empowered to learn, grow, and be the best that they can be.
Goals of Via West
At Via West, programs are designed to encourage meaningful participation and growth guided by skilled
staff in a multi-faceted environment. Via West is a place where participants:
• Learn, practice and support independence and choice.
• Develop and strengthen social skills and emotional
• Improve receptive and expressive language skills to
combat social anxiety, and to establish and develop
• Expand adaptive living skills in areas such as: Communication & technology — phones, emails,
computers, and iPads; Safety — understanding safety procedures and emergency responses; Cooking — meal preparation and clean up; Planning and shopping; Managing money; Managing self-care; Managing medications; Utilizing transportation; Connecting in the community;
•Develop life-long leisure skills in culinary arts, creative and performance arts, physical fitness, skill building and organized sports, gardening, equestrian, outdoor living, and much more.
• Become advocates for Living Healthy through physical activity, good nutrition and health self-management.
Call now for more information. Via West offer tours and no-cost assessments.
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