Weekend Retreats & Sleepovers
Developing individual skills through real-life activities
Grow in Independence While Having Fun
Our weekend retreats and sleepovers provide an opportunity to foster independent living skills in a real-life setting. We offer engaging activities in a safe environment for young adults while expanding their comfort zone and confidence as independent individuals. During these weekend retreats, activities can include grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, social skills, recreation and leisure skills. One key element? FUN.
Here is what one mom has to say:
“Once you see what it means to your child, you never want them to miss one! He has the opportunity to hang out with his friends in a safe, fun environment. The independent skills he has acquired through attending weekend retreats have been unbelievable! Such an incredible staff H.E.R.O.E.S. has that provides learning, independence, friendship and life skills in a fun environment! My son has so much fun he never wants to miss a weekend!”
— Lori Woodard
Designed to meet the unique needs of every person, students experience an array of therapies, social skills training, team building activities, vocational training and facilitation of their independence.
We seek to fulfill the needs of the whole family through programs like Life Planning, Parent and Family Connections and Sibshops.
Our weekend retreats are a fun way to practice independent living skills in a real-life setting. We provide a safe environment for young adults to expand their comfort zone and increase their confidence as independent individuals.
In-Home & Community Training
Our in-home and community training aims to increase the participant’s level of independence by teaching independent living skills at home. We serve individuals in their natural environment, supporting the family in structure, routine and expectations.
Our continuing education courses promote lifelong learning by incorporating real-life experiences to prepare students for situations they will face in everyday life.
Created for those who have completed secondary education and are transitioning to adulthood, our H.E.R.O.E.S. Academy is a full-time program devoted to helping young adults realize their potential and gain confidence in their independence.