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What’s The Next Stop?
The Next Stop is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization serving adults with special needs. Did you know that when these adults turn 22 years old, school services end?
The opportunity for learning, forming friendships, and being a part of a supportive network is no longer a norm in their life. All that has been familiar and normal in one’s life is now void….this is when The Next Stop steps in.
The Next Stop provides a place for adults with special needs to laugh, learn, and enjoy friendships in a fulfilling and challenging way. This vibrant program offers goal oriented activities, learning opportunities, and personalized mentorship to our members.
Our objectives are to enrich and expand the lives of our members by:
- Fostering members’ independence during tasks.
- Encouraging members to not only participate in, but also initiate activities and make decisions.
- Facilitating mature social interaction with mentored behavioral modeling.
- Providing opportunities for successful participation in meaningful activities.
- Supporting the use of fine and gross motor skills.
- Exposing members to new and meaningful experiences.
- Providing opportunities to develop responsibility and leadership skills.
- Providing a safe, supportive social environment of encouragement and belonging.
- Incorporating the philosophy of “dignity of risk” where members are allowed to participate in activities within a safe, but not without risk, environment.