A Summer for The Books is a 12 week program during the months of June thru August. This program is offered to youth ages 5-17 every Wednesday. We have an exciting schedule of events lined up for this program! This year's program will focus around literacy, complimented by creative arts, writing skills and personal entries to work on self-advocacy, interactive and self-expression crafts, nature and science events, games and sports activities, life skills, sensory, and social participation. The curriculum will help to provide structure, focus and improve literacy and writing skills, while continuing the development of motor and sensory skills over the summer and enhancing mobility and physical activities. We will provide snacks, water and sack lunches for three of the events. There will be virtual classes available as well. The deadline to register is May 21st. Please call our office at 419-526-6770.
June 2nd- MARSHALL PARK
Activities include reading, crafts, outdoor activities, snacks and socialization.
June 9th- KINGWOOD CENTER GARDENS
Reading, crafts, snacks and rock painting. We will also become insect detectives and distribute butterfly nets to attendees.
June 16th- MALABAR FARM FISHING
This will be a great time sitting by the water reading and doing crafts with other individuals. After we are finished, we will have a sack lunch and then cast our poles and fish!
June 23rd- SUNSET PARK
This will be a great time in the sun reading, doing crafts and outdoor activities.
June 30th- OHIO BIRD SANCTUARY
At the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, the children will have the option to walk around and look at all the different types of birds. They will also have an opportunity to feed some birds if they'd like and make homemade bird feeders to take home. We will also find a picnic table to do our reading, craft and eat snacks together.
July 7th- MARSHALL PARK
Activities include reading, crafts, outdoor activities, socialization and sack lunches.
July 14th- SUNSET PARK
Join us at Sunset Park for reading and crafts in the sun. Canvas painting and snacks will follow!
July 21st- YMCA SPLASH PAD
Take out your bathing suits and beach towels and bring them to the splash pad for a time of fun! Reading, crafts and snacks will be at the beginning.
July 28th- ADA DAY @ RICHLAND CARROUSEL
In honor of ADA Day, we will be hosting a celebration at the Richland Carrousel. It'll be a great time of games, free carrousel rides, food and socialization. More info to come in the summer newsletter!
August 4th- KINGWOOD CENTER GARDENS
Join us at Kingwood Center Gardens to walk around and see the beautiful scenery. ILC will be providing a picnic table that includes a sack lunch onsite. We will also be doing our weekly reading and activity.
August 11th- KELLY'S MINI GOLF- BACK 2 SCHOOL EVENT
More info coming in the summer newsletter. You won't want to miss this!
August 18th- FIELD DAY @ MARSHALL PARK
For our last event we will be heading back to Marshall Park for a field day! Following our weekly reading and craft, we have several field day activities prepared. A sack lunch will also be provided for all attendees.
Our Adult Socialization program will be centered around relationship building this year. This group will function similar to the past, but place a stronger focus around group support. This will be a regularly scheduled gathering of men and women coming together to socialize and talk with one another about experiences, struggles, challenges and achievements. As always, we will have various types of activities such as board games, crafts and fun icebreakers based on the group. These group gatherings will be held at local venues such as coffee shops, dairy bars and parks depending on the availability and guidelines. The program is cost free and open to anyone with a disability ages 18 and older during the months of June thru August. If you would like to register for this program, please contact our office. Registration ends May 21st.
June 10th- RELAX IT'S JUST COFFEE
For our first event of the year we will be heading to Relax It's Just Coffee for some ice breakers and conversation. You will also be able to enjoy a coffee or drink on us. Any additional items you will have to purchase yourself.
June 17th- MARSHALL PARK
This will be a great time sitting at the park eating snacks and doing fun activities with one another.
June 24th- KELLY'S MINI GOLF
This will be a great time out in the sun playing some mini gold with friends and cooling off with some ice cream.
July 1st- RELAX IT'S JUST COFFEE
At Relax It's Just Coffee we will be gathering with one another making fun conversation and enjoying quality time.
July 8th- MCDONALDS @ LEX SPRINGMILL
Join us at McDonald's on Lexington-Springmill Road for lunch with your peers provided by the ILC.
July 15th- KINGWOOD CENTER GARDENS
This will be a great time exploring the beautiful scenery at Kingwood Center Gardens. After we're done exploring, we will have a picnic with a sack lunch provided by the ILC.
July 22nd- DAIRY LAND
Come hang with us at Dairy Land for ice cream, discussion with peers and games.
July 28th- ADA DAY @ RICHLAND CARROUSEL
In honor of ADA Day, we will be hosting a celebration at the Richland Carrousel. It'll be a time of games, free carrousel rides, food and socialization. More info coming in the summer newsletter!
August 5th- SUNSET PARK
Join us out in the sun at Sunset Park for a time of canvas painting, good conversation and snacks.
August 12th- THE COVE
Meet us at The Cove in Lexington for a time of socialization with peers and coffee.
August 19th- KINGWOOD CENTER GARDENS
At Kingwood Center Gardens we will be spending our time doing rock painting! We will also provide snacks to all attendees.
August 26th- KELLY'S MINI GOLF
For our last event we will be heading back to Kelly's Mini Golf! You will have the opportunity to play mini golf and enjoy an ice cream cone afterwards.
Mark your calendars because ILCs annual ADA Day celebration is right around the corner! We will be celebrating on July 28th from 11am-1pm at the Richland Carrousel. Hot dogs, drinks, chips and dessert will be provided. Bring out your kids and join us for free and endless carrousel rides. It's going to be a blast! If you plan on coming, please contact our office to let us know!
Sensory rooms are spaces where children and adults can explore their environments through visual. auditory and tactile experiences. Sensory rooms have many benefits and can also give a child a sense of control over their environment. Sensory rooms are designed to develop senses, usually through special lighting, music and objects. It can be used as therapy for children with limited communication skills. In addition to developing the senses, they can be used to achieve many goals such as concentration and focus, encourage communication and social interactions, relieve anxiety, and help children with self-regulation. They are a great and effective way for individuals to manage their stress levels minimizing negative thoughts and emotions, thus reducing aggression and possibly help reduce problematic behaviors by creating a feeling of calmness and well-being. Sensory room can be individualized and developed for specific needs, outcomes and even age. We designed and developed our sensory room for children to compliment our classroom. If you are interested in our sensory room, please call our office at 419-526-6770.