The Build Project is a grant-funded training project developed by Compass SLS and ILS and funded by Cal DDS. The purpose of the grant is first to build the capacity of youth and emerging adults to engage in social recreation within their community. Subscribe to get updates and learn about upcoming events.
The Build Project
The program seeks to build the capacity of caregivers and families in supporting their youth to pursue their interests and to develop community outside of their home. Finally, the Build project seeks to develop the capacity of existing social recreation providers within the FNRC and ACRC region to provide inclusive, adaptive, and meaningful opportunities for youth to engage with their broader community. Additionally, the Build project will provide technical assistance for existing social recreation providers who are interested in exploring vendorization with their local regional center.
Youth and Emerging Young Adults
The Youth and Emerging young adult training events focus on the following topics:
- What is social recreation and how to find opportunities for community engagement and recreation near you?
- What to do when you are new? Skill building and support on overcoming feelings of nervousness about engaging with other young people at a community event.
- Explore strategies to help you to make new friends in a setting.
- Think about how to be a good friend to other youth across the spectrum of neurodivergence.
Parents and Caregivers
The Parent and Caregiver training events will focus on the following topics.
- What is social recreation and why is it important for your young adult?
- How can you help to develop your child’s confidence and self-esteem while they are trying new things?
- How to help your child get the most from their social recreation and community involvement?
- How to help foster strong friendship-building skills in your youth?
Social Rec Providers
The Social Rec Provider training events will focus on the following topics.
- Why is social recreation important to the lifelong development of neurodivergent teens and young adults?
- How can you best adapt your programs to be inclusive of teens and young adults across the spectrum of neurological functioning?
- How to vendorize with the regional center and what are the benefits of doing so?