Gryphen Specialty Products and Services offers our consumers individualized instruction within this program that supports each person’s definition of a meaningful day.
The intent is to improve the lives of our consumers and to teach new skills through a variety of mediums and activities.
The most crucial aspect of our Meaningful Day program is the use of a person–centered approach, and thus active participation from the consumer must always be the focus.
The program day is organized with functional and meaningful activities chosen by the individual that relate to his or her goals, objectives, interests and skills. Throughout each day we hope to instill a variety of skills including communicating with others, making personal choices, eating independently, personal hygiene, domestic skills, developing hobbies and interests, etc. In addition, many entertainment and social activities are incorporated. This includes a variety of games and sports, exercise time, gardening activities, arts and crafts, table games, music and singing time, and many others.
GSPS believes that providing this instruction to its consumers will allow them to increase their quality of life as self-determined individuals. Another very important aspect of the Meaningful Day program is the integration of community service projects. This part of the program not only teaches, but more importantly provides an avenue for our consumers to participate in community activism and service with their neuro-typical peers. These activities take place both at GSPS facilities and community/public locales.