Connect

Creative Living is dedicated to developing engaging programming for special needs youth and their families.  Currently, we are collaborating with the Andover Public Schools to provide after-school socials.  These socials give students time together outside of school to develop friendships, learn new skills, and have fun!

Friday Nights Out!

Come see all the fun we are having!  Friday Nights Out! is a monthly get-together for teens and young adults to meet new friends and have fun!  Guests enjoy dinner and munchies and participate in a baking project to be shared at the end of the night.  Fun activities include art projects and crafts, games, Wii, and outside fun and sports when the weather permits.  The club is held one Friday night per month, from 6:00-9:00.  If you are interested in learning more about Friday Nights Out! please contact Debbie Papalia, Director of Development/Program Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After School Program

Creative Living holds an after school program two days per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  This program will be held during the school year, from end of the school day until 5pm.  The focus of this program is fun and friendship, while building new skills and confidence.  Special Education teachers provide caring supervision and support. If you are interested in learning more about our after school program, please contact Debbie Papalia, Director of Development/Program Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TOPS Boys and Girls Overnights

Creative Living has partnered with Andover/North Andover TOPS (Transitions Opportunities Program) to provide Life and Leisure skills opportunities for their students through a fun and enriching program model.  The goal of the Life Skills component is to provide students with supplemental practice in the areas of safety skills, managing a household, negotiating relationships with roommates, meal planning and preparation.  The goal of the Leisure Skills component is to assist students in making healthy as well as enjoyable choices, expanding their horizons, developing hobbies and interests.  For more information about the TOPS Overnight program, please contact Debbie Papalia.

To participate in the TOPS program, in addition to the Creative Living Program Application available below, students need to have a parent or guardian fill out the forms below.  Only students with completed applications on file can attend the Overnight.  Forms can be scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to (978) 470-3115.

  1. Emergency FACT Sheet
  2. Student Transportation Form
  3. Photo Release Form
  4. DDS Evacuation Sheet
  5. Emergency Medication Authorization Form

 

Getting Started

As a first step, new applicants to any Creative Living program should fill out our general application below: