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Creative Living's After School Program is a collaborative program with the Andover Public Schools. Throughout the school year, we provide 39 weeks of after school programming for up to eight developmentally disabled students between the ages of 14 and 22. These after school sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
At the end of the school day, the students are transported to Creative Living by the school and then picked up by their parents/caregivers at 5pm. The cost for the program is $35 per day.
This program allows students to become engaged in a variety of activities designed to strengthen and grow their leisure, social, and independent living skills in a home environment. The schedule includes snack preparation, clean-up activities, independent activities, arts and crafts, games, and physical fitness.
One of the most important focuses of the program is to foster social skills and engagement. Whether it be discussions around the dinner table while we have snack to model appropriate behavior at meals, or sharing/taking turns during a game, an activity, or cooking together, we continue to re-enforce appropriate social skills through group activities while preparing these students for real-life situations.
We also use this time to practice life skills through activities such as cooking,
operating household appliances and electronics (microwave, stove, TV and radio), completing household tasks (washing dishes, vacuuming) and working on daily hygiene activities (independent use of bathroom, washing face and hands). In food preparation and household tasks, students participate by engaging in the sequential parts of the activity and work as a team to accomplish a task.
Our After School Program staff, who have been with us us since the inception of the program in 2013, are dedicated to promoting the social and life skills of the individual students in this unique after school program. Programming is individualized, yet also developed with a group focus and purpose. Creative Living's after school environment promotes the joys and successes of each student.
For more information, please contact the Creative Living office at 978.470.3165.