National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Introducing Kelsey!
October 23, 2018 | In: Autism Resources , Events
Kelsey has been volunteering at the gym for one year now through a program from her school!
Kelsey helps children enjoy the gym’s sensory-safe equipment! She supervises the “Make & Take Tuesday” arts and crafts projects; organizes toys and dress up clothes, organizes the rock shop and helped run the recent Summer Camp Program.
Throughout the time Kelsey has been working at the gym she has gained more confidence socially. She was very quiet and hesitant to take action when she first started volunteering at the gym, however, now she talks and interacts with everyone much more naturally!
Kelsey’s favorite part of working at the gym is helping all the kiddos enjoy the equipment, especially the zip-line! Kelsey is definitely in her element helping with arts and crafts. She is very crafty. When she is working on a project with the kids she is always smiling from ear to ear!
“What I like most is the opportunity to let young adults with special needs know that they are no different than any other teen or young adult, we acknowledge it and really treat them just like everyone else. It’s rewarding to see Kelsey feel so comfortable here!” – Barb Dickson, Owner of We Rock the Spectrum – Northeast Philly.
Keep on Rockin’ Kelsey!