Toni Hughes, Coordinator of Business Operations
Outside the Box implements Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a theoretical foundation for empowering people with ID/DD toward unique personal success.
This theory of motivation has five characterizations of human needs that dictate an individual's behavior.
Physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization needs
One of the best days of the week is "Outing Day!" Our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) or lovingly called Group Leaders creatively work to find just the right "Outing" to fit the need of their specific group. Museums, a favorite restaurant, the Fair, the movies, a sporting event, the list goes on.
Did you know that you can donate specifically to Group Outings via the Ronald H Moore Group Outing Fund? It helps our Participants to be able to be included without spending their own money
OTB's service dog that helps break barriers as well as benefits our Participants as they undergo various challenges they may encounter during the day.
Jolly greets Participants upon arrival as well as helps say goodbye at the end of the day. If a Participant is struggling throughout the day, Jolly is always there to lend a hug :)
Learn more about Service Dog Training & Placement at ICANdog.org
In honor of one of our former OTB Participants, Tim Cook, this fenced in outdoor space offers peaceful areas full of perennials, bird houses, harmonious waterfalls, and spacious seating within a protected space of reflection just outside the Community Room.
This beautifully cherished area hosts gazebos for shade and various Studio OTB art as a safeguarded "escape" from some of the inside noise.
We are always needed some extra volunteer help to keep this area beautiful. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information
Sponsored by Wells Nursery & Greenhouses; Greenfield, IN by the Wells family in honor of Gary Wells
Groups volunteer to help weed, plant and water daily to encourage garden growth, while also learning how our eco-system works to produce delicious veggies.
Benefits of Gardening
One of our Group Facilitators, Barb, started a Reading Program a few months ago! Some of our Participants have very limited reading skills and are eager to learn more - Increasing their independence.
Reading groups are one hour twice a week. Anyone is free to join! Lot's of one-on-one teaching time.
Promoting a culture of Capabilities, Independence & Self-Wealth
"A Theory of Human Motivation"
"Empowering inner wealth in all people in all endeavors and in every realm of diversity" #aBetterWay