ARC of Oswego County’s Families, Friends Enjoy Opportunity For Recreation at Kidz Play

ARC of Oswego County recently provided children with special needs, their parents and siblings, with an opportunity for community inclusion and socialization at Kidz Club in Phoenix.

Attendees enjoyed an occasion for exploration and imaginative play of toys in a kid friendly play zone.

Leo Murray takes a break from practicing his driving skills to flash his smile.
<p>Leo Murray takes a break from practicing his driving skills to flash his smile. </p>

This two-hour long event provided an optimal opportunity for recreation during the mid-winter break.

Nearly 25 children were in attendance for this event which was organized and staffed by the ARC of Oswego County’s Medicaid Service Coordinators.

Medicaid Service Coordinators provide opportunities, such as this, while promoting individualized services and supports and consumer satisfaction.

The role of the MSC is to explore what the person wants and needs in life, and then assists them in getting it, including but not limited to, Individualized Service Planning, advocating and record keeping.

Abigail Meaker puts on a puppet show for all attendees
<p>Abigail Meaker puts on a puppet show for all attendees. </p>

ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to individuals with disabilities since 1955. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation.

Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for individuals with disabilities in Oswego County.