Precious Minds aims to provide safe, relevant, and structured programmes throughout the year to individuals with developmental challenges. These programs vary considerably as they target the different developmental needs of our clients across the age span. For details of these programmes, please see the list at the bottom of this page. Click on a program title for a description, times, fees and registration information.
**Precious Minds reserves the right to cancel any programs with insufficient registration. Register early to avoid disappointment!
Adult Day Program: The ART STUDIO
The Art Studio
The Art Studio was created to provide meaningful creative and life skill opportunities for youth and adults with developmental challenges. Participants engage in a variety of activities throughout the day including the creation of visual art products, movement and physical activity, culinary skill building, and social skill/friendship development.
Dates: Thursdays – Spring Session begins April 5, 2018
Half Day: 9:00am-12:00pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm
Full Day: 9:00am-3:30pm *Bring along your lunch and snacks
Location: Uxbridge Baptist Church, 231 Brock Street West, Uxbridge
Cost: $40/full day or $20/half day based on monthly registration
To register, please contact Sandy Ianuzzo, Family Support Coordinator at (905) 982-0882 or email at email@example.com
LEGO ® Robotics
LEGO ® Robotics
We’re excited to announce that LEGO® & ROBOTICS are joining forces to support a new program initiative for kids and youth (ages 8 – 13 yrs.) The goals for our participants are: I) to inspire their interest & creativity, 2) cultivate problem-solving skills,… 3) exercise social skills, and 4) experience the value of teamwork in life. On a weekly basis, participants will partner with another participant for ‘a challenge’, utilize a Samsung tablet pre-loaded with WeDo.2.0 to design an innovative solution to the ‘challenge’ then collaborate to build a working LEGO®/robotics model. Through the course of our time together, we’ll practice listening and respecting others, encouraging others with kind words and praise and celebrate the fun we can have working together on an activity we both enjoy and share as a common interest.
Dates: (6) Wednesdays – Feb. 7 to Mar. 21, 2018 (no program on March 11)
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Vos’ Independent Community Room, 1893 Scugog St., Port Perry
To register, please contact Sandy Ianuzzo, Family Support & Program Coordinator at (905) 982-0882 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. *Group Size – limited to 6
SUPER STRIKERS Bowling
SUPER STRIKERS Bowling
This community-based social opportunity for teens and young adults facilitates regular physical activity, skill-building and camaraderie with an emphasis on members celebrating their overall TEAM SCORE and friendships nurtured cheering for each other and the “love of the game”!
Dates: Tuesdays, Winter Session: Jan.-Mar. 2018; Spring Session begins April 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Location: Parish Lanes, 69 Brock Street W, Uxbridge
Cost: $90.00/8-week session (includes shoe rental)
Summer Day Camp Programs
BLAZE, CONNECT, & FUSION Summer Day Camps
With ‘spring in our step’, we’re launching into the 2018 summer day camp season at Precious Minds!
In keeping with our commitment to support individuals in our community (children, youth and those transitioning into adulthood), we are pleased to share the following new program developments:
- FUSION camp, designed to support individuals 18 years and older
- 1-Week camp program options
- Theme-oriented weeks to appeal to the interests, strengths, and different ways individuals learn
- Program elements to further cultivate skills for life within a community setting alongside peers, led by trained and passionate staff and Volunteers
We welcome your enquiries, questions and interest! Please see the schedule below for camp program options.
2018 SUMMER DAY CAMPS
BLAZE Camp – a fun, inspiring and individualized structured support program for kids (5 – 12 yrs) and teens (13 – 17 yrs) with a developmental disability.
CONNECT Camp – an engaging ‘one of a kind’ opportunity for kids (7 – 12 yrs) and teens (13 – 17) with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism, ADHD, mild intellectual disability, etc. To make new friends and further develop social skills while enjoying co-operative games, physical activity, ART studio, and culinary skill-building.
FUSION Camp – a summer day experience for adults (18+ yrs) designed to engage and inspire those transitioning into adulthood. Participants will explore a variety of physical, recreational, and creative activities in an environment that supports life and social skill growth.
CAMP DATES & THEMES: Coming Soon – Stay tuned!