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  • Exceptional Adventures

    Exceptional Adventures is a non-profit organization with 40 years of experience providing vacation opportunities, events and monthly dances for

    individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Exceptional Adventures 250 Clever Road

    McKees Rocks, PA 15136 (412) 446-0713

    FAX (412) 446-0724

    www.exceptionaladventures.com

    SUMMER 2018 June 16, 2018 - August 25, 2018

  • “BEN TRAVELIN NEWS”

    FIND US ON FACEBOOK!

    Have you ‘liked’ us on Facebook yet? Exceptional Adventures is on FACEBOOK!

    Join in the fun to hear about new trips/events and share stories of the trips/events that you have already experienced. Download pictures of you and your friends to share with others. Help us to get 450 people to ‘like’ our Facebook page and spread the word about Exceptional Adventures!

    SUMMER TOURS

    Exceptional Adventures is excited about the tours being offered this Summer! There are many NEW tours, musicals, train rides and, of course, a few favorites! With all of these tours, you’re sure to find one that you will enjoy! We are looking forward to traveling with you on as many tours as your schedules will allow!

    40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION This year, Exceptional Adventures began its 40th year providing vacation opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

    Exceptional Adventures 40th Birthday Celebration! September 1, 2018

    Join all our your friends at Exceptional Adventures for our 40th Birthday Celebration!

    This semi-formal event offers you a grand banquet, an evening of dancing, prize drawings, special raffles & games, fine accommodations and a commemorative gift!

    FORMAL INVITATIONS WILL BE MAILED SOON!

    COLLECTING PICTURES & MEMORIES

    Exceptional Adventures is celebrating 40 years of providing travel services

    for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

    We are collecting pictures & memories from guests/travelers & volunteers. We are asking guests/travelers &

    volunteers to submit their favorite memory from a past trip. We are also asking guests/travelers & volunteers to

    submit a picture of their favorite trip or attractions that they visited with Exceptional Adventures.

    For each photo/memory submitted, you will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. One winner will be

    chosen in September 2018.

    Please send your memories or photos to the Exceptional Adventures office by August 1, 2018. All memories

    or photos submitted may be used for promotional purposes. We will make every effort to return all photos.

  • Welcome to Exceptional Adventures!

    A Subsidiary of Partners For Quality, Inc.

    Exceptional Adventures is a non-profit organization with over 35 years of experience providing vacation opportunities, events and monthly dances for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Our Tours

    Exceptional Adventures provides vacation planning for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age and older and have good self-care skills. (Some tours are available for guests 16 or older!) Exceptional Adventures can accommodate persons with special needs such as sign language, special dietary restrictions or the visually impaired.

    Most tours can accommodate persons in wheelchairs, but check with us first! Exceptional Adventures offers 24-hour supervision with staff in guests’ rooms or in the immediate area. Highly trained, caring volunteers are assigned to the same guests for the duration of each tour. Exceptional Adventures normally uses a one-to-four (1:4) staff-to-guest ratio.

    Our Dances

    We offer monthly dances for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age and older, and bi-monthly dances for teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 13 to 21-year-old age range.

    These dances are a fun way to help individuals develop social skills and healthy friendships with their peers. We provide supervision for the dances if parents and guardians choose not to stay. All Agency staff, parents and guardians are required to complete a Hold Harmless Form and Guest Information Sheet. This is required to participate at our dances and for the safety of our guests. We will not be dispensing medications at these dances. Our staff provides supervision and assistance only. All guests will enjoy snacks and soft drinks, get a chance to win door prizes and enjoy music from our professional DJ. We have a Chinese Auction raffle and we have friendly volunteers to get everyone up and dancing! All of our staff and volunteers are highly trained with all current clearances.

    Red Hat Ladies Club

    The Red Hat Ladies is a chapter of the Red Hat Society. This club is a great way for women to make new friends and join in activities with other ladies who all have the same interests. We are a club just for WOMEN who are 18 years of age and older that get together as a group and do activities. The most important part of this club is to have fun and make friends.

    Blue Cap Guys Club

    The Blue Cap Guys Club is just for MEN! This club gets together as a group and does activities. You must be a male 18 and older to become a member. (Female staff/guardians can attend events.) You do not have to attend all of the events to belong to this club. You can choose which activities interest you most. This club is a great way for individuals to develop social skills and healthy friendships with their peers.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Exceptional Adventures is a subsidiary of Partners For Quality, Inc. We take great pride in the events & trips that we sponsor. The individuals we serve truly enjoy Exceptional Adventures’ activities and would not have the opportunity without the involvement of volunteers.

    Exceptional Adventures is always looking for compassionate and caring people to volunteer for our upcoming trips, events and dances. Volunteers travel and attend events at no cost. All meals, lodging, transportation and entertainment are covered by Exceptional Adventures!

    We offer volunteer opportunities for those looking for volunteer hours, college students preparing for human service fields or if you work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    As a volunteer, one of your responsibilities is to help the guests participate in activities by joining in with them as a friend. The most important thing is that our guests have a fun-filled and unforgettable time! You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer. Trainings are provided at no cost for all new volunteers.

    All volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Application, a Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Check Application and attend a New Volunteer Training before they can start attending trips, events and dances.

    Please visit our website at www.exceptionaladventures.com or call our office at 412-446-0713, Extension 710 to get a Volunteer Application.

  • GENERAL INFORMATION WHO CAN PARTICIPATE ON TOURS? Most tours are for guests 18 years of age or older. Some tours are available for guests 16 or older! Exceptional Adventures can accommodate persons with special needs such as sign language, special dietary restrictions or visual impairments. Most tours can accommodate persons in wheelchairs, but we suggest you call us for more information on accessibility. Although a medical examination is not required to participate, a Guest Information Sheet must be completed and submitted prior to participation. In addition, a Hold Harmless Form must be signed and returned in order to participate.

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN DANCES FOR ADULTS? Guests with intellectual and developmental disabilities 18 years of age or older.

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN TEEN DANCES? Teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 13 to 18-year-old age range.

    MEDICAL COVERAGE AND SUPERVISION Guests must have some type of medical coverage to participate. Exceptional Adventures offers 24-hour supervision with staff in guests' rooms or in the immediate area. Highly-trained, caring volunteers are assigned to the same guests for the duration of each tour. Exceptional Adventures normally uses a one-to-four (1:4) staff-to-guest ratio.

    MEDICATION All of our employees are trained and certified in medication and insulin administration. Please pack all medications separately and in the original prescription bottles. They must be given to the Tour Coordinator upon arrival at your pick-up point. Home visit sheets or notes listing time of dosage are required. Please send only the amount of medication needed for the tour. Guests requiring insulin injections must contact our office prior to registration to confirm arrangements. Medication in metal boxes or blister packs will NOT be accepted. Guests bringing oxygen on trips must contact our office prior to the tour to confirm arrangements.

    DRESS Exceptional Adventures is committed to promoting a positive image of individuals with disabilities in the community. Please help by bringing guests to tours/events clean and appropriately dressed and packed. This avoids embarrassment to the individual as well as to the group. Please pack only one suitcase on tours. We recommend that guests use rolling luggage with a pull-up handle. No carry-on lugga