Featured Charity - Red Apple Schools
To educate developmentally disabled people, 18 years and older, through the absorption of knowledge and experience, nurturing individual potential in any subject matter that enriches life-style goals with survival, social or independent living skills.
The Red Apple School, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides meaningful daytime activities to Adults with Disabilities. We have been in business since 1996 and currently serve 140 students at our two locations. Our main campus is located at: 6640 Kentucky Ave. New Port Richey, Fl. 34653 and our Jefferson campus is at: 6527 Jefferson St. New Port Richey, Fl. 34653. We are currently in the process of expanding our Jefferson campus and in the future will be adding a sensory room for our students. The following are some examples of the diagnosis and needs of the people we serve: Intellectual disabilities, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, as well as people who ambulate via wheelchair and who have behavior challenges. Our staff of 40+ have all been trained to meet the needs of the students.
Here at The Red Apple, we like to learn and we like to have fun. The following are some examples of the activities we do:
-Educational Activities such as reading, writing, math, science, history, computer skills
-Community Outings – volunteer in the community, library, shopping at local stores, parks, museums and various places of interest
-Money Tendering and Mail Correspondence
-Arts and Crafts
-Communication skills/Sign Language Skills
-We are required by the State to teach you about your rights, health, safety, abuse, and supported employment
-Life Skills – cooking class which includes: planning, shopping, and prep work for simple meals, cleaning, laundry skills,
-Self Care such as: manners, appropriate social interaction, self-esteem building, self-advocacy, grooming and hygiene
-Sensory Skills and Activities – Stay tuned for more information on The Red Apple Sensory Center