Volunteering Does Your Body Good!

Volunteering Does Your Body Good!

Volunteering has enormous benefits to us, our communities, and to those served. It has even been suggested that volunteering can improve our physical and mental health. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills — from working as part of a team to setting and reaching goals. It gives you a chance to discover what kinds of things you're best at and enjoy the most. A volunteer job that you love can help keep you in shape too! Your ideas about a possible career path in volunteering also can give you a sense of responsibility because people really depend on you. And it can help you develop a new understanding of people who are different from you. Volunteering is also a great way to get a perspective on your own life. Sometimes it's easy to get consumed by worries about your struggles own or a loved ones struggles in life. And although these things are very important in their own way, sometimes it can be helpful to get some distance and think about other things. Volunteering allows you to do this. It lets you focus on others and see that your involvement in the world can be meaningful.

At Abilities Services, Inc. we operate programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who enjoy all of the benefits volunteering can afford you. During those programs many of our consumers are looking for opportunities to not only get out in our communities, but to also give back. Our consumers have enjoyed volunteering at our local animal shelters walking and grooming the many animals waiting for adoption, making blankets to donate to local hospitals, and donating items to the Blue Star Mothers for military care packages. These are all things we enjoy doing and get so much back in return. You might be surprised at how often you will run in to someone from ASI out and about in our community giving back or honing a valuable skill that could lead to greater independence or meaningful employment.

Our consumers are able to apply skills learned in a natural setting and afforded opportunities to learn new skills, make new friends, and have new experiences. No volunteering opportunity would be considered too small. We are always looking for more ways to give back and get more involved. If you know of or have volunteer opportunities that our consumers would be interested in participating in please contact us at 800-362-4021 or send us a message on our website (www.asipages.com) or Facebook page (ASI – Abilities Services, Inc.). We are always open to get more involved. Thank you from the bottom of our heart for being such a fabulous community who is willing to embrace our agency and consumers!

For more information on what ASI does to support adults with developmental disabilities, please visit our website at www.asipages.com or become a friend of ASI on Facebook. ASI is a CARF, nationally accredited, not-for-profit organization that is supported locally by MUFFY. Our facility is located at 1237 Concord Road. We also have locations in Frankfort and Lafayette.

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What is a Disability?

The definition of a developmental disability includes, but is not limited to: an intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, a severe head injury that occurred before the age of 22, or a severe seizure disorder.

 

Under federal law, "developmental disability" means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that:

 

  • attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments
  • manifests before the individual attains age 22
  • is likely to continue indefinitely
  • results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
    • self care
    • receptive and expressive language
    • learning
    • reflects the individual's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services, individualized supports, or other forms of assistance that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.
    • economic self-sufficiency; and
    • capacity for independent living
    • self-direction
    • mobility

 

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ASI Lafayette
615 N. 18th Suite 203
Lafayette, Indiana 47904
(765) 446-9201


ASI Crawfordsville

Phone: (765) 362-4020
1237 Concord Road
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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110 S Prairie Ave.
Frankfort, Indiana 46041
(765) 659-4631

 

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