At New Generations, we help caretakers provide the best quality of life for their loved ones with special needs. We never focus on disabilities, but rather each individual’s abilities. In 2007, New Generations started our Special Needs Adults Day Program for participants 18 years and older. Together, they formed Gary’s Gang, named after our founder Gail Belissary’s late autistic son.
Today, we’re proud to be one of the best special needs adult day programs in all of South Carolina. From fun daily activities to field trips and special events, we do more than just take care of our guests. We help fill their lives with connection, excitement and purpose to help them build self-esteem and independence. They get to thrive while their caretakers can find greater balance between looking after their loved ones and living their own lives. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you and your family.
Special Needs Adults Day Program For Everyone
We are well-equipped to care for adults 18 years and older with mild to severe learning, intellectual, physical or neurological disabilities. Gary’s Gang is filled with a mix of people from all ages and backgrounds with conditions including:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Seizure Disorders
At New Generations we place participants’ personalities and preferences over their special needs, but we always pay close attention in order to create a personalized care program that promotes the best physical and mental health possible.
What Is Special Needs Care?
One of the biggest questions new families have when they first connect with us is what we do. They know that their loved one needs extra care and supervision throughout the day, but what really happens in a special needs adults day program?
Our highly trained and passionate staff perform many different activities throughout the day. New Generations advocates for the freedom of choice and independence as long as it is safe for every guest. In that respect, we craft person-centered care plans that embrace every person’s unique strengths, challenges, needs and boundaries.
Identifying goals with caretakers is another important component of our care model. We want every participant at our special needs adult day program to spend the time engaging in rewarding, enriching activities that help them develop skills, build self-esteem and form bonds with others. Gary’s Gang partakes in many different activities that include arts & crafts, games, puzzles, supervised outings and field trips and special events like talent shows and the Special Olympics!
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Reasons to Choose New Generations
As a caretaker, peace of mind is one of the hardest things to find when entrusting another person with your loved one. We value communication with our participants’ families and provide a wide array of services that bring peace of mind to caretakers. Below you’ll find some of the greatest perks and advantages of choosing our special needs adult day program for your loved one:
- Daily shuttle with pick-up and drop-off services
- Part-time and full-time attendance options
- Operating hours between 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM year-round
- Three on-site nurses for medical needs and emergencies
- Daily communication reports
- USDA-approved nutritional meals and two snacks with specialized plans for those with dietary restrictions and allergies
- Individual consultation to craft the perfect care plan for your loved one
- Continued training for staff
- Behavioral intervention specialist on-staff
Enroll in Our Special Needs Adults Day Program
Have questions? Call us today or fill out our contact form and one of our staff members will reach out to you shortly. We can answer any questions you have about New Generations’ special needs adults day program and schedule a free tour and trial day for your loved one. It’s our goal to make sure every participant feels welcomed and comfortable in our facility. We’ll make sure to do everything in our power to provide both of you with the best experience possible.