Center for Possibilities

Center for Possibilities Improving the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1960. We provide the following programs and services: • Toddler Program for children age 2-3 with a developmental disability focused on physical, social and emotional development. • Preschool Program for children age 3-5 with developmental disabilities geared towards kindergarten preparation with a focus on learning ABC’s, numbers, colors, and spelling along with fine and gross motor development. • Adult Program for adults age 22 and above with a developmental disability focused on the development of self-care skills, daily living skills and academic advancement. • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy to help each enrolled child over the age of 3 develop skills to function to the best of their ability in the areas of gross motor, fine motor and communication skills. • Family Counseling program provides individual, family and group counseling and information on community resources. • Summer Camp programs for children with disabilities who are enrolled in other programs that do not offer summer programming. • Inclusion Summer Camps is partnership with the Hobart Family YMCA and National Inclusion Project to increase inclusion opportunities for children of all abilities.
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10/29/2013
CENTER FOR POSSIBILITIES PUMPKINS 10 24 13

Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor stopped by the Center on Oct 24, 2013, to judge the students' pumpkin decorating contest. One parent even brought in a tray full of Cuties tangerines decorated as pumpkins. See more of the students' creativity, and the first, second and third place winners in the video below...
http://youtu.be/xyUTzKvg1wU

10/29/2013

Students in the Adult Learning class eagerly show off their knowledge of the human bone structure! Check them out...
http://youtu.be/oqAM0kMxaZM

07/24/2013

Today, Center for Possibilities will host an Open House for parents of preschoolers, ages 2-6, who are seeking a preschool placement for a child with developmental disabilities. That includes Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asberger's Syndrome, Speech delays, hearing or visual impairments, physical impairment, etc. Time: 10 a.m. - 1p.m. The Center has a wonderful teaching and therapeutic staff, experienced in making positive differences in the lives of children with developmental disabilities, and their families. We're located at 22 Tyler Avenue, in Hobart, IN, about 1 mile east of Ridge Road exit off I-65. Go over the small bridge, at the bottom of the bridge, turn left on Indiana Street, go to Tyler, turn right, and you're there! Next to River Forest High School.
Please pass along to anyone who may be looking for a preschool placement for a child with a disability.
Thanks to everyone!
Renae

06/27/2013
Nicole testimonial

Nicole says "it's the best choice we could've made." See more of why this parent likes Center for Possibilities. Perhaps we can make a difference in another child's life, too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC1YCdPF-Hw

Special needs children Parent testimonial-Nicole for Center for Possibilities, Hobart, Indiana

06/18/2013

Today (6/17/13) at the Under the Sea camp, the children at Center for Possibilities created individual art projects by worm painting...Yes, they painted with real live worms...squishy, squiggly worms! Watch them make their art projects (with the assistance of the teachers), as they squealed with delight (mostly)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMdUqSWed-k&feature=youtu.be

08/02/2012
Registration Form

Registration Form

Title: "Preparing for Your Student's Special Education Case Conference" - Presented by Toni Modglin, IN*SOURCE Regional Program SpecialistsLocation: Center for Possibilities, 22 Tyler Street, Hobart, IN..Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CDTContact Person: Toni Modglin - (219) 689-4547

Center for Possibilities is currently accepting applications for enrollment in their toddler program for children ages 2...
07/24/2012
Center for Possibilities - Mission

Center for Possibilities is currently accepting applications for enrollment in their toddler program for children ages 24-35 months with mild to severe disabilities and delays. Play is the main component of the day while also meeting the social, emotional and physical needs of each toddler. The program operates year round, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 1:45 pm. Full time and part time spots are now available. The building and classrooms are wheelchair accessible and adaptive equipment is available on site. A hot nutritious lunch and snacks are provided. Cost is $5.00 a day, which includes 5 ½ hours of preschool and daycare, services, snacks and hot lunch. A scholarship program is available for students that qualify. Individual physical, speech and occupational therapies are provided once the toddler ages out of First Steps or turns 3 years old. Limited spots are available and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Center for Possibilities is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3, licensed by the State of Indiana Family and Child Services and a Level 3 Paths to Quality childcare provider. To schedule a tour, contact (219) 962-5751. Center for Possibilities is located at 22 Tyler Ave, Hobart, Indiana and is a recipient agency of Lake Area United Way. For more information, visit www.centerforpossibilities.org

Center for Possibilities... dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1960.

07/23/2012

Center for Possibilities needs elbow length, white satiny gloves for our upcoming adult program talent show. Please drop off the gloves at 22 Tyler Avenue in Hobart, IN Monday-Friday between 9am and 2pm. Thank you!

Hobart officials work and play at National Inclusion Project gala
05/24/2012
Hobart officials work and play at National Inclusion Project gala

Hobart officials work and play at National Inclusion Project gala

HOBART | Michelle Higel, director of Community Partnerships at the Center for Possibilities, and Sharon Tarry, senior program director at the Hobart Family YMCA, represented Northwest Indiana recently at the National Inclusion Project

05/21/2012

Volunteers needed tomorrow (Tuesday, May 22nd). It is the end of the school year and time to reorganize some of our many toys here at Center for Possibilities. Just show up tomorrow between 10am and 2pm at Center for Possibilities at 22 Tyler Avenue Hobart, IN. (219) 962-5751

Toddler and Parent Inclusion Summer Camp Now EnrollingRegistration is now available for toddler and parent inclusion sum...
05/21/2012
Center for Possibilities - Mission

Toddler and Parent Inclusion Summer Camp
Now Enrolling

Registration is now available for toddler and parent inclusion summer camp. The camp is a semi-structured playgroup filled with fun activities that are designed for toddlers (18 months to 35 months) with and without disabilities. Activities will be planned by a Developmental Therapist and will include 2 weeks of messy, summer fun! Week one theme will be "Oooey Goooey" and will include mud pie art, the oooey gooey dance and "worm in the dirt" snack. Week two theme will be "Summer Fun" and will include ice cream cone art, beach blanket swing and water play. The program begins on Monday, July 23, 2012 and ends on August 2, 2012. Parents may choose from two sessions, Session A-held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Session B- held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session runs from 9am until 11:30am. Camp will be held at Center for Possibilities located at 22 Tyler Avenue in Hobart, Indiana. Advanced reservations are required. There is a $40.00 camp fee which includes all camp activities, supplies, snacks and a child's t-shirt. To reserve a spot, contact Center for Possibilities at (219) 962-5751. www.centerforpossibilities.org

Center for Possibilities... dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1960.

Go Clay! We are all cheering Clay on tonight on Celebrity Apprentice so more kids with disabilities across the United St...
05/21/2012
Hobart camp could benefit from 'Celebrity Apprentice' connection

Go Clay! We are all cheering Clay on tonight on Celebrity Apprentice so more kids with disabilities across the United States and right here in Hobart can go to camp! Let's ALL Play!!!!

HOBART | Michelle Higel made it no secret who she was going to root for Sunday during the penultimate episode of NBC's reality TV show

On pins and needles right now watching Celebrity Apprentice!  Go Clay and National Inclusion Project!  Kids with disabil...
05/21/2012
Center for Possibilities inclusion camp blends youngsters with, without disabilities

On pins and needles right now watching Celebrity Apprentice! Go Clay and National Inclusion Project! Kids with disabilities across the United States, including ones right here in Hobart, are counting on you!

HOBART | Michelle Higel's daughter was born at 25 weeks and weighed less than 2 pounds when doctors told the family a brain hemorrhage may have left her with severe disabilities.

FUNFLATABLES--Special Needs Open Play Saturday 9am-10:30am ALL Indiana Locations. FREE to Special Needs child, $5 per ad...
05/18/2012
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05/17/2012

Do you like to organize and play? If so, we could use your help! It is the end of the school year and time to reorganize some of our many toys here at Center for Possibilities. Please let me know if you can help us out on Tuesday, May 22nd from 10am until 2pm. (219) 962-5751 or [email protected] 22 Tyler Avenue Hobart, IN.

Registration now for our toddler and parent inclusion summer camp!  Activities will be planned by a Developmental Therap...
05/17/2012
Center for Possibilities - Mission

Registration now for our toddler and parent inclusion summer camp! Activities will be planned by a Developmental Therapist and will include 2 weeks of messy, summer fun! Week one theme will be "Oooey Goooey" and will include mud pie art, the oooey gooey dance and "worm in the dirt" snack. Week two theme will be "Summer Fun" and will include ice cream cone art, beach blanket swing and water play. The program begins on Monday, July 23, 2012 and ends on August 2, 2012. Parents may choose from two sessions, Session A-held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Session B- held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session runs from 9am until 11:30am. Camp will be held at Center for Possibilities located at 22 Tyler Avenue in Hobart, Indiana. Advanced reservations are required. The camp is a semi-structured playgroup filled with fun activities that are designed for toddlers (18 months to 35 months) with and without disabilities. To reserve a spot, contact Center for Possibilities at (219) 962-5751. www.centerforpossibilities.org

Center for Possibilities... dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1960.

We are currently enrolling preschool aged children (3-5 years old) with developmental disabilities in our "Let's ALL Pla...
05/15/2012
Hobart camp could benefit from 'Celebrity Apprentice' connection

We are currently enrolling preschool aged children (3-5 years old) with developmental disabilities in our "Let's ALL Play" inclusion summer camp, which was highlighted on the front page of The Times newspaper this week. Contact Michelle Higel, Center for Possibilities at (219) 962-5751 or Sharon Tarry, Hobart Family Y at (219) 942-2183 for more information.

HOBART | Michelle Higel made it no secret who she was going to root for Sunday during the penultimate episode of NBC's reality TV show

Volunteers honored - Post-Tribune
05/14/2012
Volunteers honored - Post-Tribune

Volunteers honored - Post-Tribune

Center for Possibilities in Hobart conducted a National Volunteers Week reception recently to recognize those who give their time and talents to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Executive director Renae Brantley presented the Shirt Off Your Back Award to volunteers “willing to do...

Center for Possibilities is happy to announce our 2012 summer camp program schedule for preschoolers and toddler with de...
05/09/2012
Center for Possibilities - Mission

Center for Possibilities is happy to announce our 2012 summer camp program schedule for preschoolers and toddler with developmental disabilities! We will host 5 summer day camps with the addition of an inclusive toddler and parent camp! Camp themes will include VBS, Summer Fun and Camp Rock along with two "Let's ALL Play" inclusive camps (for children with and without disabilities)in partnerships with the Hobart Y and the National Inclusion Project. Center for Possibilities is a state-licensed, level 3 Paths to Quality, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. This is our 7th summer providing fun-filled recreational and social summer day camps for preschoolers with developmental disabilities.

Space is limited. A waiting list will be created once full enrollment is reached. Camps are held at Center for Possibilities, with the exception of the preschool inclusion camp which will be held at the Hobart Y. To enroll or for more information on services for children with developmental disabilities, contact Michelle Higel at (219) 962-5751. www.centerforpossibilities.org

Center for Possibilities... dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1960.

Registration is now available for toddler and parent inclusion summer camp.   The camp is a semi-structured playgroup fi...
05/03/2012
Center for Possibilities - Mission

Registration is now available for toddler and parent inclusion summer camp. The camp is a semi-structured playgroup filled with fun activities that are designed for toddlers (18 months to 35 months) with and without disabilities. Activities will be planned by a Developmental Therapist and will include 2 weeks of messy, summer fun! Week one theme will be "Oooey Goooey" and will include mud pie art, the oooey gooey dance and "worm in the dirt" snack. Week two theme will be "Summer Fun" and will include ice cream cone art, beach blanket swing and water play. The program begins on Monday, July 23, 2012 and ends on August 2, 2012. Parents may choose from two sessions, Session A-held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Session B- held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session runs from 9am until 11:30am. Camp will be held at Center for Possibilities located at 22 Tyler Avenue in Hobart, Indiana. Advanced reservations are required. There is a $40.00 camp fee which includes all camp activities, supplies, snacks and a child's t-shirt. To reserve a spot, contact Center for Possibilities at (219) 962-5751. www.centerforpossibilities.org

Center for Possibilities... dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1960.

05/03/2012

Disability Resource Fair, Thursday, May 17th, 4:30 - 8:00 pm @ Gary Career Center, 1800 E. 35th St
Various vendors and resources plus speakers on a variety of topics.
* Informational booths on wheelchair accessible vans, ramps,
home modifications, communication devices, and more.
* Speaker from Autism Speaks, United Cerebral Palsy Foundation,
... Special Olympics, ARC of Indiana, and more.
* Financial and Legal Consultation available for Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship, and more.
* Raffle Prizes
* Refreshments
Sponsored by Accessabilities. For more information, please contact Principal Stephanie Billups at [email protected] or you may contact Mr. Jason Smola, AccessAbilities Inc. at [email protected].

Directions: (I65 to Ridge Road/37th Ave West to MLK Dr, North to 35th, east on 35th St.)

05/03/2012

Registration is now available for preschool aged children with disabilities for the "Let's ALL Play" Preschool Inclusion Camp. The main goal of the camp is to provide a fun- filled camp while meeting the needs of all campers that attend. Preschool campers, with and without disabilities, will enjoy activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, friendship building, story time and more. Campers do not need to be independent in physical skills such as sitting up or walking or in self help skills such as toileting or feeding. The program operates July 23– August 3rd, 2012 from 9am until 11:30am at the Hobart Family YMCA. The "Let's ALL Play" Preschool Inclusion Camp is a 7 year collaboration between Hobart Family YMCA, Center for Possibilities and The National Inclusion Project. The National Inclusion Project had designated this camp as a "Let's ALL Play" Legacy Partner and will continue to provide curriculum, training and expertise on including children with and without disabilities in an inclusive setting. For more information, contact the Hobart Family YMCA at (219) 942-2183 or Center for Possibilities at (219) 962-5751.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Center for Possibilities held a reception on Thursday April 19, 2012 to recognize t...
04/25/2012

In honor of National Volunteer Week, Center for Possibilities held a reception on Thursday April 19, 2012 to recognize those who freely give of their time and talent to children and adults with developmental disabilities. As a token of appreciation, volunteers were treated to appetizers and frappé prepared by the Center's own in-house culinary team, Chef Dale Spencer and Sous Chef Carmella Drake. Renae Brantley, Executive Director announced the "Shirt Off Your Back Award" for those individuals who are willing to do anything, even give the shirt off their back, to assist Center for Possibilities in their efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. The following individuals received the "Shirt Off Your Back Award" which included a specially designed t-shirt: Valerie DeBusk, Carmella Drake, George Frencl, Marcella Lemos and Deanna Paras. The following individuals were also honored for their volunteer efforts: Amber Blanton, Valerie DeBusk, Carmella Drake, Debbie Fleszewski, George Frencl, Andrea Green, Chris Heinemann, Richard Hertaus, Sandra Huddleston, Deborah Jackson, Elzadie Johnson, Ella Kelly, Ray & Deb Killion, Connie Kubica, Richard & Carolyn LeBron, Marcella Lemos, Jeanette Maldonado, Michelle Manson, Denise McKee, Karen Meersman, Courtney Metz, Beth Mikolajczyk, Toni Modglin, George Murray, Kathy Nelson, Karen Olsen, Deanna Paras, Hilda Rivera, Kim Silva, Brenda Slusher, Mona Tellez, Dr. Brian Thompson, Erica Velazquez, Jazmyn Velazquez, Angel Velazquez, Dorothea West and Georgine Winkler. In addition, the following board members were also recognized for their volunteer service to Center for Possibilities: Joseph Benjamin, Frances Beverly, Jim Burns, William Hahn, James Holcomb, Richard Hutter, Paul Kloth, John Kmetz, Louidajean Payton, Timothy Spisak, Patricia Starbuck and Andrew Wielgus. Center for Possibilities is located at 22 Tyler Avenue in Hobart and provides day programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To volunteer at Center for Possibilities, contact (219) 962-5751 or visit www.centerforpossibilities.org.

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Pictured (from left to right): Michelle Higel, Director of Community Partnerships; Recipients of Center for Possibilities'

"Shirt Off Your Back" award- Deanna Paras, Carmella Drake, Joseph Benjamin, Valerie DeBusk and George Frencl and Renae Brantley, Executive Director. Recipient not pictured: Marcella Lemos.

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22 Tyler St
Hobart, IN
46342

General information

We seek to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities by the following ways: • Increase access to quality programs by removing financial and enrollment barriers. • Increase level of independence/highest level of functioning of our students. • Decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation for students and their families. • Decrease stress on families/caregivers providing long-term care of children and adults with developmental disabilities. • Increase awareness of programs/services for people with disabilities and their families. • Increase community awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 14:00
Thursday 08:30 - 14:00
Friday 08:30 - 14:00

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(219) 962-5751

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