The Summer 2017 theme was Dino Liiife!, with fun activities such as “Dino Talk,” which included learning daily life skills like teamwork, standing up for oneself, and telling the truth to others. The DTS program also participated in exciting outings to the AMC Movie Theatre, Peter Piper Pizza, Brunswick Bowling Alley, Glendale Library visits, water days, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix! The children participated in a Day-Glow party which involved face painting and glow-inthe- dark games, weekly “Dino Crafts” and “Dino Treats” they actually made themselves, and last but not least, the always favorite “Water Days.” You can see more photos at dec-az.org of the great fun we had celebrating the Mesozoic Era of the world!
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, DEC hosted an event in honor of National Direct Care Worker Week. The event, entitled Western Round- Up, took place at Sahauro Ranch Park in the Fruit Packing Shed. Approximately 81 family members and friends attended the event, with many expressing how much fun they had. The Cactus Wine Band, a very talented 4-piece live band, performed throughout the event, providing just the right atmosphere with their selection of both Country and Classic Rock music.
A delicious hot meal was catered by the Texas Roadhouse, followed by scrumptious root beer floats. Participants also enjoyed participating in a variety of fun stations including Cowboy Bingo, Panning for Gold, Water Gun Shoot Out, Rope the Steer, Snake in My Boots, Horse Shoes, Standing Jail, etc. All participants received a party favor of commemorative playing cards in a special tin case. Our members and children were also given special prize bags or assorted treats and collectibles. We held a raffle where three winners walked away with either a collection of top chart Country music CDs (valued at $60), a basket of assorted gourmet barbecue sauces (valued at $100), or an autographed basketball donated by the Phoenix Suns (valued at over $400).
DEC had its annual DEC Family Christmas on Thursday, December 22nd at the program. It was a HUGE success thanks to staff teaching and working with our clients to sing and sign “Silent Night” for all our guests. Our clients also worked overtime to create some amazing treats. Party goers were able to enjoy delicious red-and-white themed snacks of white chocolate ting-a-lings, a cheese wreath, mini beef sliders, crock-pot cinnamon almonds, and an apple punch! I can still taste the Oreo Santa hats!
DEC held its annual Thanksgiving potluck on Thursday, November 17th. It was another great success as DEC families and staff all assisted in pulling off this fun and delicious event!
On Saturday, October 29th DEC held its second Pumpkin Fest at Pioneer Community Park in Peoria. Clients, families, and friends experienced a fun cake-walk, Poke-A-Pumpkin, Pumpkin Ring Toss, Halloween Bingo, and other assorted pumpkin-fest games. Everyone feasted on the delicious makings of pulled-beef sandwiches and chips with iced tea and lemonade. The final turnout was greater than anyone expected.
Don’t Wait! Reserve your CANVAS & CABERNET seat & support DEC today!
Friday, May 5, 2017 6pm-9pm
with Karen Schuch, Owner & Master Artist, Beer and a Brush
Now is the time to reserve your seat for this fun experience. Not only will you enjoy wine and music while our master artist, Karen Schuch, guides you in creating a masterpiece on canvas, but you’ll support DEC’s programs and build community spirit.
You’ll have the chance to win enticing dollar raffles, meet other DEC supporters, and get to take home your painting at the end of the evening. Rest assured, no painting experience is required to participate!
Seating is limited to just 50 people and the event is just two weeks away, so don’t delay. Thanks to the generous donation from Union Hills Family Dentistry, the first 20 tickets are just $25 each! RSVP today to reserve your Canvas & Cabernet spot.
Can’t attend but still want to make a donation? Please call DEC at (602) 993-5153 or use our convenient online donation form here.
CANVAS & CABERNET FAQ’s
Making memories one canvas at a time
Karen will guide you step by step to make sure you take home your very own masterpiece. If you are an experienced painter, you will be free to improvise as much as you want.
Q: What do I wear?
A: We use acrylic paint which is not washable. We provide aprons, but suggest you dress comfortably in clothing that can get a little paint on it.
Q: Can I BYOB? What about food?
A: We will provide the wine and appetizers.
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: The time listed on the calendar for the event allows for 15 minutes to check in and get settled (example: a 5:45pm event time means the painting begins at 6:00pm). Arriving early gives you ample time to find your seat, grab your wine, and settle in.
Q: What is included in the price?
A: Paint, canvas, brushes, aprons, instruction, a great atmosphere and a whole lot of fun!
Developmental Enrichment Centers is a non-profit organization serving children and adults with both center-based and in-home care services. We are currently seeking experienced and caring individuals to provide in-home care services. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The ideal provider is able to understand, support and implement the goals/objectives in the client’s Individual Service Plan (ISP). Additionally, develop, support and implement purposeful and age appropriate scheduled activities in keeping with the goals/objectives. Assist the individual to attain or maintain safe and sanitary living conditions and/or maintain personal cleanliness, and activities of daily living. All employees are expected to acknowledge and practice Developmental Enrichment Centers Core Values
DEC is currently seeking caring and self-motivated individuals to assist children and adults with development disabilities to learn essential life skills. Available positions in our Direct Care Worker program include our Adult Program and Summer Children’s Program. The adult program offers full-time flexible scheduling while the children’s program is seasonal, through June and July, with both full and part-time positions available. The summer program provides a great opportunity for teachers, students, and other paraprofessionals. Interested seasonal candidates are further encouraged to inquire about regular employment positions at the conclusion of the summer session.
Respite provides short-term care to relieve the un-paid caregiver. This service includes supervision of the individual while meeting their social, emotional, and physical needs. Services provided may consist of assistance with prescribed medications, providing necessary first aide, meal preparation, and transportation support. Habilitation is a provision of intervention that supports developmental skills, behavior intervention, and sensory motor development, and is designed to maximize the functional skills of the individual served. Assistance clients with self-care skills, mobility, and daily activities. Understand, support and implement the goals/objectives in the consumer’s Individual Service Plan (ISP). Additionally, develop, support and implement purposeful and age appropriate scheduled activities in keeping with the goals/objectives set in each consumer’s ISP.
Assistance clients with self care skills, mobility, and daily activities. Understand, support and implement the goals/objectives in the consumer’s Individual Service Plan (ISP). Additionally, develop, support and implement purposeful and age appropriate scheduled activities in keeping with the goals/objectives set in each consumer’s ISP.