Sport and art to include people with intellectual disabilities and autism
This time, he leaves the socio-professional framework of the organization he founded to offer sports, cultural and even entrepreneurial activities to these young adults.
This new program, which takes place on Fridays, aims to develop the social skills of the organization's clients.
"The more we see people with disabilities in the community, the more we eventually see that they have their place," says Marcoux.I have developed a new curriculum.The goal of all this is to develop other skills and being exposed to new things, such as cultural visits.”
The first part concerns sport, fitness and the outdoors.This Friday, for example, about twenty young adults will go to a karate class."Maybe there will be two or three who will hang on.and take courses.They can do it with neurotypical groups and it has an awareness and inclusion effect.That's what I'm trying to promote."
City walking, kayaking, fishing or hiking are other examples of outdoor activities and sports that Pleins Rayons organizes for its users.
Theater and two murals Two projects are part of the arts and culture component."I don't make them do coloring.My language is social inclusion.An artist will help me make two murals at Pleins Rayons" On Fridays, participants will talk about inclusion, about the exclusion they have experienced, and each apprentice will make their own mural on paper.At the end, we will take one element from each apprentice art piece and the artist will put them in two large murals.”
Posted Date: 2021-02-03