OTTAWA — Mission Possible, a new special-needs program for adults, is filling a void in Putnam County.
Among the many activities the program offers are recreational programs, community outings and sensory stimulation. Innovative Support Services opened the day program less than a month ago at 1303 E. Fourth Street. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Special-needs adults are eligible for the program.
The adult program also includes weekly cooking classes, library trips, crafts, and movies. Bowling and bingo are played monthly.
Innovative Support Services is certified by the state of Ohio to provide I/O Waiver and Level One Waiver services. ISS also provides services through private pay contacts.
Transportation is also provided for those attending the day program by Innovative Support Services.
Jamie Rice, director of the special day program, said they will transport clients to and from the site.
Inside the facility clients can enjoy many activities. A kitchen setting allows the clients to learn cooking skills. There is also a relaxation room with special music and lighting. An art room allows the clients to explore their creative sides. There is also a computer for Web surfing and games. The facility also has a large-screen TV with cable and Wii games.
Other staff members at the Mission Possible center include Brenda Cress and support managers Don Stechschulte and Jessica Warnimont.
“We are offering a lot of activities including a coupon class in November, teaching life skills, and cleaning,” said Rice.