Community Support is similar to what used to be referred to as Day Program. At Creative Options LLC, we are strictly community-based rather than center-based. Our goal is community inclusion and to assist adults with intellectual disabilities in meeting their goals while having fun in their communities. We encourage people to volunteer, participate in Special Olympics, if interested, and to get involved and make a difference. More importantly, it's our job to help the people we support build meaningful and lasting relationships that will be there long after we are gone.
Wyatt and Richard began working together in March of
2018. They are very active hiking, beach combing and
volunteering at Meals on Wheels, the Knox County Soup
Kitchen and sorting the recycling at the Belfast Library.
Wyatt also enjoys swimming, so three days each week he
and Richard swim for more than two hours at our Waldo
County YMCA's Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex.
On Wyatt's very first visit he swam an impressive 24
lengths. He has progressed to an average of 120 lengths,
which equals 1.8 miles of swimming, on each visit. They
celebrate each completed length with a high five and by
slapping the side of the pool. Wyatt's personal best is 130
lengths in one day. To date this year, Wyatt has officially
logged more than 123 miles, far surpassing the distance
required to be recognized as part of our 100 Mile Swim
Club. Richard, his case manager Sheila from Coast
Opportunities, and Wyatt decided that his goal for this
year will be 200 miles. We all fully expect him to reach his
goal by the end of the year.
According to Richard, since working together, Wyatt has
become more patient and his communication skills
continue to improve daily. His face lights up as he enters
the pool and he smiles the whole time that he swims. Our
Y members and staff welcome and support his progress.