DREAMS Foundation Announces New Program: Day Dreamers Excursions
The DREAMS Foundation of Acadiana is excited to announce a new program that begins on Wednesday, October 6th: Day Dreamers Excursions. Day Dreamers Excursions is a great way to make friends in the special needs community, discover new places in Acadiana and have fun away from home! It is a program designed for special needs individuals, their caretakers, friends, family members and new acquaintances of any ability to get together once a week to explore different areas of Acadiana. Most activities will be free or of low cost to the participant. Each excursion will be announced on the Day Dreams Excursion Facebook Group Page. Click Here to Join the Facebook Group.
Our next excursion will be at Zoosiana – Zoo of Acadiana! Take a tour of the zoo (admission must be paid by each individual attending) and bring a bag lunch to picnic afterwards. Zoosiana will be decorated in the spirit of Boo at the Zoo to help get you in the Halloween spirit. We will conduct an Animal Find Scavenger Hunt! We’ll hand out a list of 10 animals for you to find in the zoo and then ask that you take pictures of each one! Remember to take pictures to capture those animal-nature-loving moments and share with our group on this page!
They are located in Broussard, LA, at the intersection of Highway 90 and Ambassador Caffery Parkway. General admission prices will be in affect:
$15.99 for adults (ages 13 to 54)
$9.99 for children (ages 3 to 12)
$14.99 for senior citizens (ages 55+)
Free for children ages 2 and under
Visit their website for more information: https://zoosiana.com/
“In addition to the social interaction of these fun activities, one major benefit of the excursions is the experience of building daily living skills, which encourages independence”, states Donielle Watkins, Executive Director for D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana. “Our goal of the program is to have participants takeaway skills that they can use in everyday scenarios, such as learning the safety rules of crossing a street or learning how to exchange money with local retailers, etc.”
The D.R.E.A.M.S. (Disability, Resources, Education, Activities, Management, and Services) Foundation of Acadiana, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was incorporated in 2007 to help individuals with special needs and their families. Since its establishment, the foundation has opened the D.R.E.A.M.S. Manufacturing Company to create jobs for individuals with special needs in the Lafayette community by baking and selling meat pies that can be found at grocers across Acadiana.
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