Adult Access Kids Are People School

Adult Access Kids Are People School

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Contact Information

Kids Are People School
Contact: Katie Blenk, Director
Email Address: katieblenk@hotmail.com
Phone: 617-266-0028

530 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Adult Access

Narrative

Adult Access is a whole life program for 24 young adults with severe special needs. Access All provides young adults with a sense of productivity and accomplishment through activities related to Functional Living Skills. Just as we as adults continue our education all through our life, young adults with special needs deserve the same opportunity. The functional educational program has several components:

1. Social Communication
2. Money Management and Time Telling
3. Functional Literacy
4. Fine Motor and Visual Motor Tasks
5. Meaningful Productivity
Specific tasks are designed with assistive technology and augmentative communication, to provide each young adult an opportunity to be productive. The young adults are always working with a job coach for cuing, redirection, and safety. Currently, the young adults are running an online Gift Shop.

• The participants work creating and designing items for sale including jewelry, t-shirts, bookmarks, cards, herbal teas, art, and cookie jars. This work is done under supervision with job coaches, typical peers, and local area artists.

• The created items are sold on line with a variety of other items created by local designers. Parents and staff can also participate in the sale of items they create with a portion of the proceeds going to Adult Access. Part of the employment for the participants is doing inventory, filling orders to pack and ship, web management, and web design.

• In conjunction with Balloons over Boston the young adults are creating balloon weights for balloon bouquets, packaging balloon bouquets for shipping, designing, and packaging bows as part of a retail business also to be sold on line.

6. Volunteerism
• As part of the program participants give at least two hours per week of service to the community. The placements for volunteerism include Community Servings, reVision Urban Farm, and Kids Are People School. We feel it is important for the participants to give back to the community, which has supported them, and to understand the need for us all to volunteer our time. Some skills learned through volunteering include assembly, packaging and shipping, clerical skills, ordering, stocking, and sales.

Able to serve clients in their wheelchair , Accessible Restrooms, Elevators, Near Public Transportation, Wheelchair Ramps Kids Are People School 19 – 22, 23 – 59 Boston Katie Blenk katieblenk@hotmail.com 617-266-0028 15910 Adult Access Day/Work Activity, Vocational 1) Boston Job Skills, Job Support, Job Training, Skills Training 530 Commonwealth Ave. Director http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/general.aspx?topNavId=8001&orgcode=00350759&orgtypecode=2& 02215 MassHealth Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Massachusetts Director ABINGTON, ACTON, ACUSHNET, ADAMS, AGAWAM, ALFORD, ALLSTON, AMESBURY, AMHERST, ANDOVER, AQUINNAH, ARLINGTON, ASHBURNHAM, ASHBY, ASHFIELD, ASHLAND, ASSONET, ATHOL, ATTLEBORO, AUBURN, AUBURNDALE, AVON, AYER, BACK BAY, BALDWINSVILLE, BARNSTABLE, BARRE, BEACON HILL/WEST END, BECKET, BEDFORD, BELCHERTOWN, BELLINGHAM, BELMONT, BERKLEY, BERLIN, BERNARDSTON, BEVERLY, BILLERICA, BLACKSTONE, BLANDFORD, BOLTON, BOSTON, BOURNE, BOXBOROUGH, BOXFORD, BOYLSTON, BRADFORD, BRAINTREE, BREWSTER, BRIDGEWATER, BRIGHTON, BRIMFIELD, BROCKTON, BROOKFIELD, BROOKLINE, BUCKLAND, BURLINGTON, BUZZARDS BAY, BYFIELD, BYRANTVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, CANTON, CARLISLE, CARVER, CENTERVILLE, CHARLEMONT, CHARLESTOWN, CHARLTON, CHATHAM, CHELMSFORD, CHELSEA, CHESHIRE, CHESTER, CHESTERFIELD, CHESTNUT HILL, CHICOPEE, CHILMARK, CHINATOWN, CLARKSBURG, CLINTON, COCHITUATE, COHASSET, COLRAIN, COLUMBIA POINT, CONCORD, CONWAY, COTUIT, CUMMINGTON, DALTON, DANVERS, DARTMOUTH, DEDHAM, DEERFIELD, DENNIS, DENNISPORT, DEVENS, DIGHTON, DORCHESTER, DOUGLAS, DOVER, DRACUT, DUDLEY, DUNSTABLE, DUXBURY, EAST BOSTON, EAST BRIDGEWATER, EAST BRIMFIELD, EAST BROOKFIELD, EAST FREETOWN, EAST LONGMEADOW, EAST MATTAPAN, EAST SANDWICH, EASTHAM, EASTHAMPTON, EASTON, EDGARTOWN, EGREMONT, ERVING, ESSEX, EVERETT, FAIRHAVEN, FALL RIVER, FALMOUTH, FEEDING HILLS, FITCHBURG, FLORENCE, FLORIDA, FORESTDALE, FOXBOROUGH, FRAMINGHAM, FRANKLIN, FREETOWN, GARDNER, GEORGETOWN, GILL, GLOUCESTER, GOSHEN, GOSNOLD, GRAFTON, GRANBY, GRANVILLE, GREAT BARRINGTON, GREENFIELD, GROTON, GROVELAND, HADLEY, HALIFAX, HAMILTON, HAMPDEN, HANCOCK, HANOVER, HANSON, HARDWICK, HARVARD, HARWICH, HATCHVILLE, HATFIELD, HATHORNE, HAVERHILL, HAWLEY, HEATH, HINGHAM, HINSDALE, HOLBROOK, HOLDEN, HOLLAND, HOLLISTON, HOLYOKE, HOPEDALE, HOPKINTON, HOUSATONIC, HUBBARDSTON, HUDSON, HULL, HUNTINGTON, HYANNIS, HYDE PARK, IPSWICH, JAMAICA PLAIN, JEFFERSON, KINGSTON, LAKEVILLE, LANCASTER, LANESBOROUGH, LAWRENCE, LEE, LEICESTER, LENOX, LEOMINSTER, LEVERETT, LEXINGTON, LEYDEN, LINCOLN, LINWOOD, LITTLETON, LONGMEADOW, LOWELL, LUDLOW, LUNENBURG, LYNN, LYNNFIELD, MALDEN, MANCHESTER, MANOMET, MANSFIELD, MARBLEHEAD, MARION, MARLBOROUGH, MARSHFIELD, MARSTONS MILLS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASHPEE, MATTAPAN, MATTAPOISETT, MAYNARD, MEDFIELD, MEDFORD, MEDWAY, MELROSE, MENDON, MERRIMAC, METHUEN, MIDDLEBORO, MIDDLEBOROUGH, MIDDLEFIELD, MIDDLETON, MILFORD, MILLBURY, MILLIS, MILLVILLE, MILTON, MONROE, MONSON, MONTAGUE, MONTEREY, MONTGOMERY, MT. 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Service Types

  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth
  • Licensed By: DDS Mass Health