As we near young adulthood, we reach a time in life where we begin to think about our future. What does life beyond high school look like? Can I or should I attend college? Will I be able to get a job? What kind of job is right for me? How do I apply?
These are just some of the questions that arise when we begin to contemplate the future. This can be perplexing for anyone. However, to someone with a disability, these questions are not easily answered. Times of transition can be confusing and for a parent of a special needs child, this can be particularly concerning.
Amplify Life WORKS! is centered around the concept of allowing the disabled individual and their family to envision a typical life. The heart of the program focuses on making this vision a reality.
What is Amplify Life WORKS!?A camp designed to empower the disabled student, by providing insight, knowledge, and tools to help prepare them to embrace their future and navigate young adulthood. The program focuses on academic enrichment and opportunity, socialization, independent living skills, including self-advocacy skills, and integrated work experiences and career skills that lead to gainful employment.
Who is the program for?Middle and high school students and recent graduates seeking to explore and transition to the workplace. They are ages 14 - 22, and fit into a minimum 1:4 counselor to student ratio. Non-verbal? No problem. Lacking the ability to speak does not mean lacking the ability to learn and grow.
What will I learn?Amplify Life Summer WORKS! is a two-week Day Camp, delivered in a setting of 14 participants. The fun and interactive lessons facilitate vocational awareness and opportunities. The program includes guest speakers, community field trips to job shadow, business tours to exciting places like Custom Ink, Patagonia, Renown Medical Center, Scheels, Kimmie Candy, and Sparks Florist to learn about different job opportunities. There are visits to the University of Nevada, Reno, to explore continuing education opportunities, campus life, study support services, and maybe do a little hands on work in the DeLaMare Science Lab on the 3D printers!
What does the program cost?Nothing! This program is no cost to registered participants. However, space is limited.
Dates:Tuesday, July 24 – Friday, August 3, 2018
8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily
Parents drop off and pick up students daily.
We transport students on field trips daily. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments provided.
Participants attend an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the program, where they receive a certificate of completion.
How do I register?Call our office today to answer a few questions and see if this program is right for you or your child. Then we will direct you to our online registration portal to establish an account for your child.
About Amplify LifeAmplify Life has decades of hands-on-experience working with the disabled. We are highly seasoned in supporting our special needs friends through a variety of educational and recreational programs. We recognize the challenges that exist for someone with a disability and we are committed to empowering our clients to live full lives, and to educating the community to embrace them.
Amplify Life’s core mission is to ensure that people with disabilities live quality lives, filled with meaningful relationships, skills and opportunities to learn, work and grow.