Get to Know Gary’s Gang
“Gary’s Gang” was established in 2007 when New Generations began admitting special needs adults (18 years or older) into our caregiver program. We recognized the need for a special needs adults day program which was directed towards all levels of learning disabilities. Our special needs facilities in Florence and Marion, South Carolina offer a structured program to help participants maintain their sense of individual identity, independence and self-esteem. Each participant has a personalized care plan which focuses on their wants, needs and preferences. Contact us today to learn more about why New Generations will be a great fit for your loved one.
We focus on social interaction with organized activities which include exercise/fitness, wellness programs, educational, and social events. “Gary’s Gang” was named in memory of our founder, Gail Belissary’s late autistic son. The program is currently the only caregiver program of its kind in the Pee Dee area and it’s growing every year!
Our Special Needs Adults Day Program Offers a Wide Range of Care
We offer a wide range of services to ensure our participants remain active, healthy and happy. We cater to anyone and everyone, including individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, seizure disorders, and more. At New Generations we always focus on individuals’ abilities, not disabilities.
What Is Special Needs Care?
For the dedicated and highly trained team members at New Generations, special needs care is all about meeting our participants needs while optimizing their independence and quality of life. The supportive services offered during our special needs adults day program are structured around your loved one. These person centered care plans aren’t limited to a participant’s health, but instead highlight independence, control and autonomy.
We know the importance of identifying goals which is why we develop care plans that help individuals in obtaining those goals. It’s of utmost importance to us that we maximize each participants’ day to the fullest in an effort to pursue their goals and make their day exactly what they want it to be.
Enrolling your loved one in a special needs adults day program might seem a little scary at first. But as a caregiver you need to allow time for yourself and your other responsibilities such as work. Consider New Generations a haven where your loved one can enjoy their days while you take care of yourself. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re not only safe, but that they’re having fun.
Learn More About Our Autism Sensory Room
Our Autism sensory room is a dedicated space which has been designed to help all of our participants, especially those with Autism, to feel calm, focused and supported. In this space individuals can relax, decompress and desensitize while being surrounded by low lighting, string lights and kaleidoscope lamps which provide visual stimulation. The room also features an oil diffuser and light music to help promote relaxation.
Why Choose New Generations Special Needs Adults Day Program?
There are countless reasons to choose New Generations day program for adults with developmental disabilities. We’re one of the largest providers in the area, and as such are trusted by many families. Learn more about the perks of attending our special needs day centers:
- Three staff nurses for medical needs
- Initial consultation to develop an Individualized Care Plan
- Transportation to and from the center
- USDA approved meal, with two snacks
- Communication reports sent home daily
- Operating hours Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm (year-round)
- Continuing education for staff
- Behavioral Specialist on staff
What is a Day at New Generations Like?
At New Generations, we pack as much fun into one day as possible. Our special needs adult day program participants are all treated like family. We go on many fun, supervised outings and excursions. We also plan fun activities at our adult day care centers in Florence and Marion, SC such as:
- Special Olympics
- Annual County Fair
- Trips to McLeod Farm for Halloween, hay rides, pumpkin picking and picnics
- Monthly themed events, such as our Hawaiian theme luaus
- Trips to the mall for shopping and lunch
- Little Theater
- High school mixers, where high school “special needs” students come for dancing, food, and fun
Enroll in Our Special Needs Adults Day Program Today
Please call us today at 1-843-942-1900 to set up an appointment to learn more about our day care for adults with special needs. We’re standing by to help answer any questions you may have and to start coordinating a personalized care plan for your loved one.