Having Fun With Friends In An Integrated Setting

Socializing and participating in group activities is an important part of life and it can be more challenging for those with developmental disabilities to find appropriately paced activities. Saturday Night Live is a dynamic program facilitated by staff and peers. Each month, we celebrate various themed events for teens and young adults (over age 15), from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Individuals have fun while engaging with a variety of peers and doing activities that support friendship and camaraderie. Each person is encouraged to work on their skills in a relaxed, social setting. The preparation of the themes, are initiated and created by clients. Additionally, we collaborate with St. Gerard Majella, Best Buddies of MA, and Stonehill College to coordinate and supervise each month’s Friday event. Events take place at HOPe, a home-like environment that offers premium amenities.