Family Support & Leisure
Pony Bird’s Family Support and Leisure programs provide a variety of services designed to enhance the lives of families and their loved ones who have developmental disabilities.
Providing families with tools to be effective caregivers.
Providing care for a son, daughter, or other family member with a developmental disability 24/7 can be a daunting task that may continue through the entire life of the loved one. We support family caregivers so they are better equipped to effectively face challenges enabling them to provide care longer.
Within Family Supports three programs are provided.
My Care: MyCare is a respite voucher program that empowers families to find quality caregivers who will provide their loved one with the support and oversight they require so family members can have a break.
KidStart: KidStart is a lending library that makes hundreds of developmental and adaptive materials available to families and their young children. The lending library is loaded with books and toys that you can check out to enrich your child’s development as well as equipment that your child’s therapist can check out for you. The purpose of the program is to promote early child development and support families by saving them money while conscientiously recycling usable equipment and developmental toys.
Encouraging active lifestyles.
Pony Bird’s Leisure Services offers participants with disabilities the opportunity to develop peer relationships outside of family and work. We offer an array of community-based recreational activities, unique experiences, and vacations guided by suggestions of participants. Opportunities include:
- Monthly social activities
- Special events
- Dining out and movie nights
- Sporting events
- Special Olympics training and competitions
- Weekend getaways
All activities are guided by qualified, highly trained staff members or volunteers who are driven to offer the best experience possible.