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We would love for you to be able to start at OTB right away, but we need to get all relevant information and documents from your Case Manager, Behavior Consultant, or Residential Staff first. We will contact you on the exact date of your start
Some participants are brought by their parents and/or staff, others use a transportation service of their choice. OTB does not currently provide transportation to and from our facility. OTB can order Open Door (Now, IndyGo Access) passes for participants once the service has been added to your particular waiver
Address: 3940 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
* On the north side of 56th Street between Allisonville Road & Binford Blvd
OTB groups begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4 PM. Please arrange arrival & dismissal pick up as close to these times as possible
Participants help plan their group outings and activities for the upcoming month during the second half of the current month. Calendars will show you what outings are planned and a weekly or monthly topic. The calendars are sent home with our participants, posted on the bulletin board in the OTB hallway, and emailed to parents and/or residential staff. If you don’t get a calendar, ask your Group Facilitator and they will make sure you get one! If you have any questions about your group activities or outings, please talk to your Group Facilitator
Our groups & participants help plan their outings for each month. Parks and museums are some of our favorite outings. We also volunteer with local organizations and sometimes go do fun things like shopping for cooking classes or cookouts with other groups. Group activities at OTB are as varied as our participants and staff! Some of the core things a lot of our activities focus on include: social skills, teamwork, finishing things you start, job readiness skills, creativity, and general education-related topics
The most important thing to bring each day is your lunch! An insulated lunch bag with a small ice pack is perfect. All group rooms have a small microwave for heating up if needed. Sometimes groups will have cooking glass, a cookout, or other special eating events - those will be noted on the calendar
Some participants bring a spare change of clothes and other personal hygiene items if needed
Your group calendar will let you know how much money outings or special activities cost. You can bring your activity money in and have staff handle paying for things as a group. If you do this, we ask that you please bring in the total for each month at the start of the month. Your Group Facilitator will provide you with a receipt when you bring in money. At the end of the month, leftover money is sent home with participants. Once the money is returned to the participant, OTB is not responsible for it
It often takes a little while for new participants, current participants, and staff to get accustomed to each other. Minor personality conflicts can be a teachable moment! Chances are, you won’t always like everyone everywhere you are in life, and you can learn to interact and work with people who are different from you in a variety of ways. If after an adjustment period, you still do not think your group is a good fit, please contact Ashlee Massie, Associate Director.
We do not always have available spots in groups, but we do strive for peer matching, and we will work with you to try to find a good fit
Issues are based upon case-by-case discussion.
OTB works with the Participant's teams to address issues that may arise, such as physical aggression, verbal aggression, stealing, or inappropriate sexual conduct. In order to foster a positive learning environmentIt the objective is for all Participants and Staff to feel safe at OTB. If the relevant issues escalate, and/or continue to happen OTB reserves the right to discontinue service for the individual participant
OTB Associate Director, Ashlee Massie, maintains our waitlist and will be able to help.
Email Ashlee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside the Box Inc.
3940 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
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