ABC News 10 Interview
“New group provides a social outlet for San Diego adults with disabilities”
Catherine and Thomas were recently interviewed by San Diego’s ABC News 10.
There’s a new way for adults in San Diego with developmental or intellectual disabilities to stay social and make friends.
Stay Social is designed to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to expand their social network and personal interests. One of the biggest challenges for this demographic is a feeling of isolation and a lack of options for personal growth. We want to change that. By offering a diverse schedule of events, we’ll help our members get out of the house and enjoy fuller, more meaningful lives.
Our mixers will include a variety of activities such as bowling, karaoke, movie nights and dances all with the goal of helping our members meet new friends with common interests. Unlike other social events of this kind, Stay Social will allow these new friendships to grow via regularly scheduled get-togethers. We’re also partnering with local businesses to modify classes in different areas such as art, cooking, exercise and more so they are accessible to adults with disabilities. A schedule of events is available on our website.
Our hope is that this will provide a platform for our members to take the next step and make plans with their new friends.
Turn off the tv and log off that computer.
It’s time to get out there and stay social!
“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.”