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An important part of growing up is the opportunity to develop positive social relationships with our peers -- something that is often difficult for children with developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Palm Beach County’s Community Inclusion program provides training for those working to promote the appropriate involvement of school age children with disabilities in afterschool, summer camp, and other out-of-school time programs across Palm Beach County.

Who benefits from our program: We provide specialized instruction and on-site support for practitioners to ensure that their interaction with the youth with developmental disabilities is positive and effective. In addition, other youth within the program also benefit from having trained practitioners who increase positive social relationships.

What our program offers: These targeted inclusion trainings focus on the specific needs of the individual youth and practitioners, and are scheduled with the provider based on need. Group sessions, which offer more general information, are offered monthly with additional sessions added as necessary.

The ultimate goal of this education is to help practitioners understand how to appropriately include children with special needs in their programs.

The Arc of Palm Beach County also provides Community Inclusion trainings to corporate partners within the community. This training is for companies interested or already providing employment to individuals with developmental disabilities. This training, in addition, offers employers and their employees an understanding of individuals with disabilities and the knowledge of how important it is to provide work opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.

If you are interested in learning more about our Community Inclusion program, please call Christin Martin at 561-842-3213.
Our programs rely on support from the community. Please donate here.
We are always in need of volunteers, too. Please sign up here.

Thank you so our generous funder: Primetime Palm Beach County