Once a year a Friendship Retreat (in Minnesota and Oregon) is hosted to review important information about friendship building. We all know how important it is to have friends but sometimes it can be scary to make new ones and hard to keep existing friendships healthy. We will be focused on exploring Friendship Do's and Don'ts and proactively building new friendships.
Some of the topics we cover include:
ATS will facilitate and host the Friendship Retreat by providing experienced helpers, transportation services, meals, communication supports and networking opportunities so that people of all abilities can learn to be healthy. Healthy recipes will be cooked, providers will act out skits, and activities will be sprinkled in each day as well. Of course, we won't forget the bonfires on the beach and watching the coastal sunsets.
We stay in a very large rental home on the Oregon Coast and at Minnesota's Itasca State Park for three days and two nights. Participants cook and eat meals together, learn about keeping their friendships strong and healthy, and best of all hang out at the beach together! Set times for learning are woven in to each day as well as lots of time for enjoying nature, going to shops, and relaxing in our fantastic house. All retreats are run with the help of ATS providers who are CPR/First Aid certified and trained in Person Centered Thinking, Mental Health First Aid, and Positive Behavior Supports.
Friendship Retreats have been summer favorites since 2012! Come join the fun!! Beds are limited so RSVP right away using the PayPal link and Overnight Consent form above!
You must submit an Overnight Consent form to ATS and payment in order to be registered.
Retreats are only open to adults who experience I/DD and who can safely function in the community in groups of 3-4 people per 1 provider. ATS must have a contract from a person's caseworker before the person can attend or RSVP for retreats or have an agreement written into their CDCS plan.
Call 503-560-9980 to see if you qualify or to ask questions about getting a hold of your caseworker or personal agent!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all retreats are on hold. Please check back at a later date!
In order to sign up and secure your spot, you must both submit payment and send in an Overnight Consent form. Scroll down to make your payment using PayPal and register by filling out an Overnight Consent form. When your registration form is complete, send it to ATS.
Prices are ALL INCLUSIVE!
Prices are ALL INCLUSIVE!
In order to sign up, you must pay and register by filling out an Overnight Consent form below.