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October 2023 Wrap-UP

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO:

We spent October finding our groove. The morning crew spends their days socializing, crafting, puzzling, and practicing self-care. They often help prepare snacks and lunches as well. The afternoon crew is just starting a new rotation system based on individual needs. Bryanna leads a math rotation where she is focusing on money and budgeting. Kaila is leading the literacy rotation, working on reading and understanding emails and short letters. Toni and Kay are working together to work on independent living skills and IEP goals. We finished the month with an epic Halloween party, complete with ordering pizza, costumes, games, and a movie.






NEEDS

If you have any of the following things around the house that you aren’t using, please consider donating them to Inclusion:

  • Perfection board game

  • Guess Who board game

  • Yeti Spaghetti game

  • Pop the Pig game

  • 48-piece puzzles

Here’s a link to our Amazon wish list as well: https://www.iccwi.org/gifts


OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COMMUNITY

This month, we want to send a shout out to the Little Chute Piggly Wiggly. Our afternoon crew has been stopping there once a week to pick up groceries for Inclusion, and they have been an awesome place to support us as we practice locating items in the store, comparing prices, checking out, and appropriate behavior in public places. Sorry, no pictures, we have been to busy learning in this enviorment to get any action shots.


DID YOU KNOW?

Our afternoon clients have been using the city buses for transportation to the grocery store and to Innovative Growth. Earlier this month, our staff participated in a training with members from Valley Transit. Since COVID, Valley Transit has been updating their policies and programs to better service the area. Besides the inter-city bus, Megabus, and Amtrak, they also offer services like GO Transit, Make The Ride Happen, LSS, reduced fare, and more. Currently, students at Fox Valley Tech, Lawrence University, and Appleton Area School District can ride the bus for free with current ID. If you would like more information on how to get from A to B using public transportation, please contact Valley Transit’s mobility manager, Sarah Schneider at 920-832-1627 or email Sarah.Schneider@Appleton.org.





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