Programs 2020-05-13T23:10:56+00:00

Programs

New Vista provides an array of programs which offer opportunities for our members to live life to the fullest! At the core of all of New Vista programs is the belief that people of all abilities are of equal worth, deserving of dignity and respect. Our programs offer unique activities and experiences which promote independence, friendship and opportunities for greater inclusion.

The New Vista Gives Back program provides opportunities for members to give back to the Las Vegas community through volunteer work.
The volunteer sessions provide opportunities for members of New Vista’s Speakers Bureau to interact with community partners, advocating on behalf of the I/DD community.
New Vista Gives Back volunteers join our community partners in several weekly/monthly/quarterly opportunities, supporting various agency efforts.

Paws-able Pet Therapy

Paws-able is the brainchild of New Vista member, Roy Ransom, 22. As a young man living with cerebal palsy, Roy has overcome many obstacles in working towards living independently. An active member and spokesperson of New Vista’s Speakers’ Bureau, Roy advocates on behalf of individuals with IDD. “I have dealt with some very difficult issues such as homelessness and other challenges not even related to CP,” explains Roy. “I am very grateful for the support I receive from New Vista and the staff from my home. I told them I really wanted my own dog, a rescue dog. I was dealing with issues of depression, and I thought that in rescuing a dog, we could really help each other, so I asked about starting the program and we did.”
With the support of the Animal Foundation, volunteer dog trainers, and local animal lovers and donors, the New Vista Paws-able pet therapy program was launched in July. Roy visited the shelter at the Animal Foundation, met and fell in love with King, a black Labrador/Pitbull mix.
To learn how you can support New Vista’s Paws-able program, please email: info@newvistanv.org

New Vista’s Speakers Bureau is an interactive group of speakers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who share a positive message of awareness and inclusion throughout the community. Bureau members participate in a series of training sessions provided by Las Vegas Keynote Speakers, professional motivational speaker trainers, who teach members public speaking techniques, speech preparation tips, and conduct practice sessions to empower bureau members to speak on behalf of New Vista.
Members are encouraged to speak on their experiences as an individual living with I/DD, and share life stories, or fine tune their comedy routine!
Members represent New Vista on a public platform by participating in community engagement opportunities, including: Lunch-n-learns, panel discussion at educational institutions/ conferences, New Vista Gives Back volunteer sessions, event information booths, and New Vista’s Open Mic Night series.

VistaFit

VistaFit is a comprehensive health and wellness program geared to addressing the physical fitness and nutritional needs of youth and adults with intellectual disabilities who live at New Vista.
Studies have shown that individuals with disabilities are more likely than people without disabilities to report poorer overall health; less access to adequate health care and, and physical inactivity.
The program is intended to improve our members’ access to health and wellness services that will increase their overall well-being and reduce risks for chronic diseases, empowering them to live life to the fullest!

New Vista Social Club

The New Vista Social Club provides youth and adults with IDD an opportunity to hang out with old friends and make new friends!

Join us on the 2nd Thursay of each month of game night! Other events and activities vary month-to-month.

To join, please email: info@newvistanv.org

Art Program

New Vista’s Arts and Cultural program is designed to broaden the horizons of youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. The project is intended to provide social, emotional, and therapeutic benefits through art and artistic activities.
Through the arts program, New Vista is able to provide our members with the tools to explore their own creative potential and possible employment opportunities through self-expression!
This program provides people with disabilities an in-depth opportunity to make art and exhibit their work in the community – providing our members with the potential to flourish through the creative process.

New Vista’s partnership with Project Angel Faces is a premier Community Support Program, which takes place at the New Vista Ranch. This garden program teaches organic gardening and life skills to improve quality of life for individuals living with IDD, through rehabilitative job training and employment opportunities in the sustainability industry. Pairing veteran and intellectually disabled trainees paves the way to employment, growing new hope for this typically underemployed population/fellow citizens.

Job Training

New Vista’s Arts and Cultural program is designed to broaden the horizons of youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. The project is intended to provide social, emotional, and therapeutic benefits through art and artistic activities.
Through the arts program, New Vista is able to provide our members with the tools to explore their own creative potential and possible employment opportunities through self-expression!
This program provides people with disabilities an in-depth opportunity to make art and exhibit their work in the community – providing our members with the potential to flourish through the creative process.

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The New Vista Bowling program is a weekly scheduled event for New Vista members to enjoy bowling a game or two at The Santa Fe Hotel and Bowling Center.
The Bowling program is designed to provide New Vista’s members the opportunity to live life to the fullest, while teaching core social and development skills. Many of New Vista’s members that participate in this program have excelled and some have now even joined the Nevada Special Olympics Bowling Team!
Information for Bowlers:
Bowling is scheduled every Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm at the Santa Fe Hotel & Casino. All games start promptly at 3pm. The cost is $4 for the two hours which includes shoe rental & there is no limit on the amount of games. Food is available for purchase at the food court after bowling.
Please contact: Sandra Lopez or Mary Dye at (702) 457-4677 x151 for more information and to RSVP prior to each Tuesday. New Vista Staff is required to stay and supervise.

New Vista Morning Matinees

There is something special about meeting up for a day at the movies! It’s a wonderful opportunity to engage with New Vista friends and family, a chance to decompress and start the new week surrounded by love and laughter!
Our Morning Matinees are made possible by the generosity of our friends at Cannery Galaxy Luxury Theaters!
For additional information, please contact us a info@newvistanv.org

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