ACTIVITIES and resources

activities

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Meetup.com Groups

Join the NEXT group on Meetup.com.  Register for social activities, see who else is attending, and make connections with others all on one website.  Next offers multiple Meetups each month at various locations in the community Visit Meetup.com to create an account.

Bounce Forward Events

Bounce Forward events provide an opportunity to network with other young adults looking to find a friend, a roommate, an apartment, or to just start thinking about the future. Both young adults and their families are encouraged to attend. 

Join our Facebook group 

Connected Life - Webster Park & Rec

The Webster Groves Parks and Recreation department offers a variety of recreation programs throughout the year.  Next has partnered with Webster Groves for their Connected Life classes.  Find activities.

Resources

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Resources

Succeed

SUCCEED is a post-secondary program, through UMSL,  for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18 through 25 years. Program participants can earn a Chancellor’s Certificate by completing the two-year residential or commuter program.  Next and St. Louis Arc have been in a close partnership with the Succeed program.

Visit UMSL's SUCCEED website.

Charting the LifeCourse Tools

Charting the LifeCourse is a framework that was developed to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life think about what they need to know, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Next uses the LifeCourse framework in all of their programs as it supports individuals and families in both identify the goals they would like to achieve and decide what steps they need to take to achieve those goals.  Visit the Life Course website.

I/DD Helpline

IDDHelp.org is a partnership of the region’s Senate Bill 40 Boards (SB40s), powered by United Way 2-1-1, that is designed to help you find solutions to your needs. A trained Community Connector is available to listen and to help provide information on agencies in the St. Louis Region that provide services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Visit I/DDHelp.org

Eastern Missouri Autism Project (EMAP)

The Eastern Missouri Autism Project serves individuals through the St. Louis Regional offices in St. Louis County, St. Charles, Jefferson and St. Louis County.  Programs and services offered through the Autism Project are designed to assist in skill development of individuals with ASD and provide needed training and support for families. Individuals in NEXT have used their EMAP funding to pay for programs/services.

Visit the DMH website for more information.