Day Program

OTB Day Program

In our unique setting, participants are peer matched into small groups of no more than 8, with two group facilitators. Peer matching is based on criteria that include personal interests, energy level, professional goals, communication and learning style, behavioral needs, self-care needs, and many other factors. Our curriculum is based on Maslowe’s Hierarchy of Needs, some of the topics that are covered on an annual basis are: the human body, the environment, relationships, and global awareness.

Individuals participating in the day program at Outside the Box can expect individualized attention geared toward skill acquisition, personal development, and discussions and activities geared toward their specific needs.

OTB Participants can expect to split their structured time between their group room in the building, our community room collaborating with other groups, community outings, our expansive grounds and gardens (as weather allows), and Studio OTB.

Outside the Box is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to learning, free from harm, and productive for everyone that is involved in our program. We take physical aggression, emotional aggression, and sexually inappropriate behavior very seriously as it impacts multiple people and the overall environment at OTB. Potential Participants should be willing to work and learn in a group setting.

What makes us unique?

Small participant to facilitator ratios (8:1, 4:1 and 1:1)

Art enrichment for day program participants with Studio OTB

Collaborative activities with different OTB groups and nonprofits

Individualized Service and Attention

Weekly Outings

The Medicaid Waiver (FSW and CIH) and private pay options serve as funding for our services at Outside the Box.  Individuals interested in applying for services should contact Katy Bird, Executive Director via email, or via phone at 317-253-6658.