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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Sunshine Works is a work preparation program. Sunshine Works was developed in response to the IDD youth unemployment rate crisis. The development of social skills is fundamental to gainful employment, and for young adults with IDD, this can be one of the most challenging aspects of acquiring and maintaining employment. The Sunshine Works Program is a paid internship for high school graduates ages 18 – 25 who are transitioning from school to the workforce.
Our specialized camp programs inspire all campers to reach their full potential. The primary goals are to help campers build self-esteem, develop social skills, self-expression, make and maintain friendships and the campers receive abundant individualized attention all in a private setting where the campers enjoy typical outdoor camp activities.
SPECIAL SOURCES MAGAZINE
Special Sources is Nevada’s largest resource magazine and website serving the IDD community. With an overall Circulation of 65,000+, the magazine provides valuable information and resources for individuals, families, caregivers and IDD community supporters and service providers.
OUR PASSION AND PURPOSE
Our passion and purpose is to develop a sense of belonging for children and young adults with special needs.
We cultivate social inclusiveness and community, and provide opportunities for them to learn social, life and job skills, and connect and thrive.
To be of service to children and young adults in the special needs community.
To be an advocate for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
To design specialized social events, special events, camp programs and work preparation programs that will:
allow children and young adults to increase their understanding of themselves and others with similar situations.
nurture social and physical skills and encourage the children and young adults to participate in a way that will enhance their quality of life and connection with their families, friends and community.
be free of pressure and competition where everyone feels accepted and encouraged to participate at the level that they are able.
To provide staff training that will educate and increase understanding of the children and young adults we serve, demonstrate how best to work with the children and encourage personal and professional development.
To work inclusively with the families of children with special needs, organizations and other professionals who are invested in the lives of the children, young adults and families we serve.
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