Thursday Respite Program

South Santa Rosa receives award for disability inclusion, independence

South Santa Rosa receives award for disability inclusion, independence

It started around a cafeteria lunch table. Years ago, a handful of parents of children with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities in south Santa Rosa County conferred together at Navarre High School, united by concern for the future.   Read the full article in the Aug. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

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 exceptional adults meet one exceptional turtle

Santa Rosa’s exceptional adults meet one exceptional turtle

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center invited participants in the Thursday Respite Program, a group dedicated to support and engagement for exceptional adults, for a special tour and opportunity to meet their resident loggerhead sea turtle Gigi. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

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 […]