An Overview of REC Inc...
Recreation, Education and Community, Inc. (REC Inc)
By networking with people with disabilities, recreation departments, parents, caregivers, local artists, and agencies that provide services for these individuals we will plan, produce, market, and provide high-quality, low-cost recreation programs and opportunities for this special population.
Statement of Need
In the community of people with developmental disabilities loneliness and isolation are additional
These programs must be highly structured because people with developmental disabilities often have few skills establishing and maintaining social relationships. They need to be reassured; often they are reluctant to reach out to others and somebody else must initiate those first contacts. Once the opportunity is established they need help interacting, assistance with transportation, and reminders of when the events occur. It is also essential to have someone there to encourage participation, to maintain a level of enthusiasm, and to ensure the quality of the programs.
Where the Current System Fails
We are providing these services because no one else is. The organizations which are currently set up to aid people with developmental disabilities do not have the resources available to spend on social or recreational opportunities. If an agency does offer an occasional event it is only for the few select clients that the agency serves, NOT to the general community of people with developmental disabilities. The recreation departments, due to significant cuts over the last two decades, no longer have the management necessary to provide successful recreation programs to special populations.
Standards of Service
We have found that very often there are no standards of quality in recreation for people with
Current Programs: Lions Club - Supper Club - Movie Night - Weight Watchers
We invite you to celebrate.... “Everyone Deserves a Life”...through REC Inc programs!