For May’s activity, we focused on the development issue of health by working with the awesome folks at MTILP, Inc again, this time on an event they mentioned to me last summer….their prom!
MTILP, Inc. (Mobility Training & Independent Living Program) works to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing the support and training necessary for each person to work and participate in the community and live as independently as possible.
MTILP, Inc. combines long-term support of daily living skills training, mobility training, vocational training and job placement for over 100 adults with disabilities in Dane County. These services are offered through supported employment, mobility training, home support and at their Day Service Program.
CUDEs helped out last year by taking clients to the zoo in the summer, which was a great time. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to see the group picture of our zoo trip hanging prominently in their main hallway (at right)!
For this activity, we helped with their annual Prom! That’s right, their Prom. It’s one of their most fun events of the year for their clients and after hearing about it last year, I knew we’d be helping. The theme this year was “masquerade” and they had a grand march, dance, photo booth, games and king and queen crowning.
We helped dance with clients (we each were paired up with someone as their “date”), pushed clients through the grand march and photo booth and assisted with clean up. It was such a fun time and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
Photo credit for the below: Jeff Payne View more pictures here.