Dragonfly Ranch is committed to the belief that adults with developmental and intellectual differences are valuable assets to our communities. These individuals need to be provided with opportunities after they age out of the school system. Our mission is to support them in building self-esteem to encourage them to reach their full potential. We will guide them in building confidence and increase their independence through goal oriented activities.
The skills we will be focusing on are as follows, but not limited to:
Minimizing verbal/physical prompts
Communicating with others
Socializing with others
Managing overstimulation (visual, auditory, touch, taste and smell)
Activities of daily living
Dragonfly Ranch will empower the lives of those with intellectual and developmental differences by providing social, educational, and vocational opportunities to build their independence, as well as pursue their goals.
We, at Dragonfly Ranch, want to make an impact in our comunities by increasing, motivating and giving the opportunity for these young adults to do more 'everyday' tasks on their own.
Dragonfly Ranch believes inclusion in society matters.
We want to help you understand why your loved one appears unmotivated so that we can effectively coach them to grow and break down their learned helplessness. Learned helplessness refers to a learned belief an individual experiences when they consider themselves to be helpless. This usually results in the individual giving up or quitting because of their belief that they are incapable of solving a difficult situation. We want to understand their learned helplessness and help them increase their self-esteem.
It can be emotionally, mentally and physically draining for the caretaker to prompt loved ones on a daily basis. Dragonfly Ranch wants to assist them to learn routines and daily living skills by fading out both physical and verbal prompting and developing independence.
Our mission is to extend the learning skills of these individuals by providing them with a safe space where they can make choices and expereience consequences. Dragonfly Ranch wants to help families and caregivers build up their loved one's abilities so that they are contributing at home. We want to ensure they have the skills to be safe.