special needs adults

Thursday Respite Program says farewell

Thursday Respite Program says farewell

It started as five parents with a common need: support for their special-needs young adults who had aged out of high school. They were faced with providing 24/7 care for their adult children in an area where resources were nonexistent. To find a place for their children, they would have to travel to Milton, Fort […]

Good news for exceptional adults in south county

Good news for exceptional adults in south county

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Gulf Breeze and Navarre could have a day facility as early as January after The Arc Gateway approved funding in its 2018 budget to open and operate such a program. The Arc Gateway CEO Missy Rogers confirmed the plans. “With great excitement, I can confirm that The Arc […]

Casino Beach fundraiser benefits Thursday Respite program

Casino Beach fundraiser benefits Thursday Respite program

Casino Beach Bar and Grill in Pensacola stepped up to help their neighbors in Navarre July 19 through the Thursday Respite Fundraiser. During the event 20 percent of all drink and food sales made at the restaurant and bar were donated to the respite program. Owner Matt LaFon said it was the least he could […]

Santa Rosa’s only exceptional adult training center set to shut doors

Santa Rosa’s only exceptional adult training center set to shut doors

A decision by the Santa Rosa County Circuit Court that could doom the efforts of ARC of the Emerald Coast to support adults with special needs in Santa Rosa County has been pushed back to Jan. 6. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has moved to seize the building and vehicles owned by […]

Night to Shine for exceptional adults comes to Navarre

Night to Shine for exceptional adults comes to Navarre

Navarre’s exceptional adults will have the opportunity to “shine” Feb. 10, 2017, at Night to Shine Prom at Community Life United Methodist Church. Night to Shine is a national event created by the Tim Tebow Foundation to give those with special needs a prom experience. Event marketing committee chair for the event Amie Williamson said […]

Exceptional program for exceptional adults

Exceptional program for exceptional adults

Record numbers of exceptional adults, volunteers and caregivers danced the night away Friday, July 29, at the Dance for All Caregiver’s Night Out event hosted by Hope that HEALS in the Community Life United Methodist Church gymnasium. Started in Nov. 2013, Hope that HEALS is a nonprofit volunteer-run organization that provides support, education and activities […]