Community Participation is a part-time service expected to promote and enhance skill building in individuals with a developmental disability. The focus is a self-directed approach incorporating a person’s interests, needs and personal goals. The vision of Community Participation is that everyone will have community involvement and be an active and valued member of their community based on individual choice. The goal is to promote social inclusion, independence and rights.
A range of skill development opportunities are offered to meet the individual’s needs, interest, capabilities, right of choice, and that assist in addressing the goals and objectives established through person directed planning and the individual support plan. The activities may access the local community or be centre based. Experiences include participating in existing community recreation, leisure and volunteer opportunities of the individual’s choice.
Community Participation services support one hundred and ten (110) individuals and are offered in the following three (3) communities in South Muskoka: