Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis.
Address: 11 Worthington Access Dr Suite E, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: Admin Office 314.726.6044, City Coordinator 314.772.2299
This program provides opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities, ages 18 years and older, to access adventure experiences (typically a 2-4 day overnight experience). Through these experiences individuals can acquire and maintain independent living, social, leisure and community navigation skills. Additionally, participants can learn skills such as money management, transportation planning, personal care, socialization, and other necessary skills to access community and live in their homes.
The City Coordinator works to ensure that St. Louis City residents with developmental disabilities are aware of and have opportunities to access leisure and socialization activities and programs of choice which best meet their interests and support needs.
Community Access Recreation Experience:
This program provides individuals access to a community-based recreation program. Through their community-based experiences, individuals will develop or enhance friendship and socialization skills; develop or enhance living skills; develop or enhance social skills; and/or develop and enhance leisure skills.
The Extended Day program provides supports needed before and/or after school. This program also assists adults who need supports before and/or after their day program or Sheltered Workshop employment.
Participants of this program have the opportunity to increase the variety of their experiences by attending two mini-camps (3 day camps). This also allows individuals to develop confidence and a higher level of independence away from their support system, especially if this is a first time camp experience.
Personal Care Attendant:
Through this project, individuals with developmental disabilities and/or their family members can hire an individual to address the participant's personal care needs while involved in an organized community-based and inclusive recreation program.
Summer Overnight Camp:
This program allows children and adults, ages 6+, with intellectual and developmental disabilities access to up to one week (one session per fiscal year) of any overnight camp of their choice that best meets their interests and support needs.