The multi-sensory room allows our members to explore and develop their senses and skills in a safe and pleasant environment. The multi-sensory room is designed to stimulate the senses of sight, hearing and touch and serve as a space where our members can relax and relieve stress and anxiety. It also helps members hone their coping and self-regulation skills, increase awareness and encourage positive behaviors.
The Social Café operates as both a dining area for members and a reception area for STRIVE events. After a morning out in the community, members enjoy their lunch and the company of fellow members at The Social Café. The café also serves as an opportunity to learn important life skills such as proper table manners and socialization skills.
In the studio, members have access to creative arts experiences designed especially for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They have opportunities to use art and music as a tool for self-expression, enjoy the creations of others and learn about the art/music making process. After visiting art galleries, museums and concerts, the Creative Connections room is a wonderful area where members can explore their newly sparked creativity by making creations of their own.
The movement studio is fully equipped with a professional sound system, mirrored walls and mounted ballet barres. The members enjoy movement activities, including dance, yoga, Zumba and other exercise classes in this state-of-the-art studio.
STRIVE’s fully-equipped commercial grade kitchen is used regularly by members to learn basic life skills in meal preparation. Members regularly prepare their own meals and on special occasions, display their newly acquired culinary skills by creating sumptuous buffets for family and friends.