Services We Offer

PREVOCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Preparing for Independence and Work

  • Our prevocational skills-based camps are funded by the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), and are designed to improve the ability of our clients to secure competitive employment in the community, improve their ability to live independently and advocate for themselves.​

  • During our Amplify Life Works! camps, youth ages 14-22 learn in a classroom setting, participate in hands on activities, and go on community outings to explore career opportunities and meet local employers. ​

  • We have a great group of local businesses that work with our clients, introduce them to their businesses, and educate them on what they are looking for in a successful employee. ​

  • Amplify Life Works! Camps are held every season during Washoe County School District breaks, and run for either one or two weeks. Camp is free for all attendees, thanks to BVR funding, but space is limited so call today! 

SOCIAL/RECREATIONAL SHORT PROGRAMS

Having Fun, Meeting New Friends

In additional to our prevocational programs, Amplify Life runs short, two-and-a-half hour programs throughout the year for clients to get together, visit new places in the Reno/Sparks area, and most importantly, have fun. With these programs we focus on social interactions and recreational characteristics, all the while, building a comfortable and safe community!

 

Some examples of our short programs include:

  • Team Building

  • STEM

  • Culinary Arts

  • Mindfulness

  • Art

  • Health & Wellness

  • Bowling

  • Halloween & Valentine's Dances

  • Holiday Parties & Get Togethers

ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP

Fun at Camp Lotsafun!

  • Amplify Life is the home of Camp Lotsafun, a summer sleep away camp for adults with disabilities, that is held every summer. Our campers spend five nights in cabins, hiking, doing arts and crafts, swimming and enjoying the outdoors.​

  • Summer camp is something our clients look forward to all year round! Our campers get to do all the things typical peers get to do at camp, supported by our trained and talented volunteers. 

LIFE SKILLS

Physical Health Life Skills

  • This 8-week life skills course is designed for adults with disabilities (ages 18 and up). Participants will learn what physical health is, how to improve and maintain their physical health, and how to incorporate healthy habits into their daily routines.

  • Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to live fuller, healthier lives through hands-on activities, interactions with peers, guest speakers, and more!

  • WHEN? -- Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

  • COST -- $20 per session for a total of $160 for the whole course. -- You may use SRC Funding.

CAFE CANTEEN

More than just a coffee shop!

Cafe Canteen is more than just a coffee shop! It is a six-week skills training program for adults with disabilities from 22 years of age and up. Participants are taught hands on skills tailored to their needs and abilities which will give them instruction, knowledge, and experience to better enable them to enter the work force and find a job in the food industry. Order taking, cashiering, and serving are just a few skills that will be taught. In addition, food choices and healthy eating as well as social skills are incorporated throughout the program.

At the end of this six-week program, each participant will have gained work experience and know-how, customer service and social skills, working as a team, working under time restraints, dress and hygiene skills, nutrition, and healthy food choices, self-advocacy, personal confidence, and the satisfaction of a job well done!

Come and Join the Cafe Canteen work training - don't miss out. Spots are limited!

 

Call our office today to register! (775) 827-3866

 

Cost: $35 per week. We do offer financial assistance!