Medina Creative Accessibility (MCA) offers Life Steps Programs designed to meet the needs of cognitively and functionally disabled children and adults and to provide respite for caregivers.
Programs consist of structured, comprehensive, and continually supervised educational and social activities that emphasize client choice and are intended to meet the individual needs of the persons served.
Medina Creative Accessibility offers two Life Steps Programs including:
The PURPOSE of our Programs are...
to help children and adults with cognitive and functional disabilities stabilize, increase and/or sustain their highest level of functioning so that they can maintain the skills needed to live independently as possible at home and in the community.
The OUTCOME of our Programs are..
helping individuals reach their goal of independent living with support in a community setting.
LIFE STEPS CAMP
MCA offers a Spring and Summer Day Camp, Alternative Latchkey After School Programs, and Holiday Camps at Christmas and Easter breaks.
Educational and social activities include:
• Homework assistance
• Social skills
• Group activities such as arts, crafts and games
• Meal planning and preparation
• Maintaining home, cleaning and lawn care
• Money skills
• Community field trips
Medina Creative Accessibility’s Life Steps Program is offering an eight week day camp experience for youths and adults to provide them fun and exciting learning experiences during the summer.
When: June 6th – August 9th, 8am-4pm
Where: Our ADA accessible home in Brunswick, OH (Pick-up is also available at our Medina office located at: 1120 N. Huntington St.)
Who: Youths 8 years and older through adults
What: Eight weeks with different themes including….
Click HERE to view the brochure.
Click HERE to view the application.
MEDINA CREATIVE THERAPY RANCH
Our newest Life Steps Program is Medina Creative Therapy Ranch (MCTR), offering therapeutic horse riding for individuals with disabilities. MCTR is located at 1495 State Road, Hinckley, 44233. This program was offered to our campers as part of the Life Steps Summer Camp, and is now open for sessions.
Our therapy instructor, Jennifer Stankiewicz, is certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Jennifer has been a certified instructor for over seven years and utilizes horses to help enhance participants riding skills, motor control, postural control, balance, teamwork and independence. Therapeutic riding allows riders to acquire the ability to control a horse as well as their own body, inspiring self-confidence and responsibility.
We are in need of several items to help make our program a success. Click HERE to view our Wish List!
Follow the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch Blog to learn how the program is developing and to learn all about what's going on "back on the ranch"!
To view our Medina Creative Therapy Ranch brochure, click HERE.
To download our registration packet, click HERE.
Medina Creative Therapy Ranch
1495 State Road
Hinckley, OH 44233
Meet our Team
Jennifer is the therapy ranch manager as well as the lead instructor. Jennifer has a Therapeutic Horsemanship Degree through St. Andrews Presbyterian College and a Registered PATH International Certification. She has over 8 years of solid teaching experience with disabilities and typical riders who are beginners or want to advance their skills. Jennifer has experience in managing therapy programs. She believes in teaching riders in all learning styles in a positive environment. Jennifer is very safety oriented when individuals ride horses. She values each and every volunteer that assist with all therapy classes and barn duties. Jennifer is looking forward to build the program at the new equestrian facility that will provide many opportunities for individuals. "I will welcome new riders in our program! I encourage interns, families, friends, schools, and groups to be apart of a growing and wonderful program that continues to improve lives of people with disabilities"
You can reach Jennifer at 440-668-8364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrissy is currently in training to become a Registered PATH International Instructor. Chrissy is known for her enthusiasm and knowledge on how to best work with individuals with disabilities. Chrissy currently owns two horses located in the Hinckley area. She is excited about her new journey with the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch program. Chrissy also values safe and fun lessons when instructing riders. She has a long history of experience working with various individuals with disabilities. She has a great attitude and a big heart for the therapeutic riding program. Chrissy also welcomes new riders in the program. You can reach Chrissy at 330-304-2484 or email@example.com
Session Dates and Pricing
Riders can sign up during the session dates - slots are available! Riding class fees will be adjusted accordingly.
|Summer Session - 12 Weeks:||June 3 - August 24||$300|
|Fall Session - 12 Weeks:||September 2 - November 23||$300|
We accept family resources, I.O. Waiver, Level 1 Waiver, Supportive Living, ESY, Private Pay, and more. Each individual class is $25.00, or $300.00 for an entire session.
Register for Classes
To join a group lesson, fill out the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch Application located in the J.K.R. Community Room at:
1120 N. Huntington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256
Or call 440.668.8364 with questions.
We are in need of volunteers to lead horses and/or to sidewalk next to riders with disabilities. No experience necessary as all training will be provided. Please call 330.591.4434 if you are interested.
To download our volunteer packet, please click HERE.