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Envision Adult Day Support Program Starts Building Renovations

By Beth Walker • Apr 24, 2023
Construction workers beginning renovations at PRIDE.

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PRIDE, (People Reaching for Independence and Development of Excellence) is Envision’s Adult Day Support Program serving adults who are legally blind and have an intellectual developmental disability (IDD). Through this program, specialized activities based on each person’s goals, needs and abilities are established, with a balance of instruction, recreational activity, social training, and work experience. 

Currently 35 individuals are receiving day support services through the Envision PRIDE program.  There are approximately 4,500 individuals on the IDD waiver waitlist in Kansas, with an 8–9-year waitlist for services per person. 

Construction has officially begun on the 9,200 square feet of space within the Envision Industries building where PRIDE is located, with the purpose of modernizing facilities while providing expansion for up to 45 people to be able to participate in this unique day support program.    

Renovations will include new paint, flooring, and accessibility markers throughout the PRIDE facility, as well as new furniture, artwork, and gaming tables. 

Renovations will also create a new sensory room, an art workstation area with cabinets for organization and storage, and a media workstation area for communication and connectivity training.

The current apartment model in the building that is used to teach living skills such as cooking, cleaning and laundry to participants will also be updated for modern wheelchair accessibility, and both women and men’s restrooms will be receiving additional shower space with toilets and sinks connected to the main restroom area for ease and convenience, as well as privacy protection.

“This is an idea that has been in consideration for a long time, and it is wonderful to see it come to fruition for the amazing PRIDE participants and staff.  When the renovation is completed, they will have a wonderful, modernized, state-of-the-art facility, to continue the amazing work that they do each day to support our participants in their vocational, social, leisure and independence seeking goals!  We are extremely grateful for executive staff assistance in helping to obtain this funding and seeing this through.” – Stacy Fuller, Executive Director, Rehabilitation and Support Programs.