"NIP has been instrumental in making our camp a place where truly everyone belongs."
Camp Director, Jewish Community Center
We closely and consistently evaluate our inclusive program model, working in partnership with the Center for Social Development and Education (CSDE) of the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
OUTCOMES BY THE NUMBERS
Counselor observations indicated that children with disabilities:
showed moderate to high improvement in social skills
showed moderate to high improvement in motor skills
showed moderate to high improvement in self-esteem
Program partners and staff with NIP training were able to:
more effectively solve specific challenges
make successful adaptions to activities
give more personalized attention to individual children
Programs partners were able to:
make adaptions to their schedule, programming and/or equipment
serve more children with disabilities than in previous years
accommodate ALL children who applied
PARENT SURVEYS FROM
Parents of children participating in a partner program reported:
children with disabilities participated in most program activities
children with disabilities made a few to a lot of friends
programs asked parents for input regarding their child's needs
Everybody Participates Everybody Belongs
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