Seasonal Programming

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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Foundations Program
Ages 13-21

Ability KC’s IADL Foundations Program provides a two week (2 hours a day) intensive program targeting specific skills related to pre-driving/transportation, money management, grocery shopping, cooking and pre work skills. Individuals will be evaluated by an occupational therapist (OT) and recommended for this program to address specific skill areas as appropriate. This group-based program will provide education, intervention, and develop home programs related to key skill areas. Following completion of the program, participants will develop their own plan for home programming. Key skill areas targeted in this program include:

  • ADLs/IADLs
  • Driving Readiness
  • Visual Scanning
  • Processing Speed
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Divided Attention
  • Alternating Attention
  • Working Memory
  • Money Management
  • Social Skills
  • Map/Direction Finding

Sessions are offered in the Spring Summer and Fall. Participation in the program is determined by evaluation.  Current Session: October 16th-27th, 2:00 PM – 4:00PM. 

Children Achieving Milestones Program
Ages 6-10 Years Old

ChAMPs at Ability KC provides expert services to children with a wide range of diagnoses, conditions and disabilities. Children will participate in group and individual therapies to increase their abilities, develop new skills while sharpening others, and address individualized and family goals. Summer programming provides intensive, goal-driven therapies including physical, occupational, speech, and music therapy during the summer months. In addition to the goals and skills participants will work towards, they will gain invaluable social experiences participating in fun and unique group activities with their peers.

  • Expressive Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Sensory Input
  • Social Skills
  • Strengthening

Sessions held July 10-August 4 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration for this program is currently full. Please contact Connor Cummings at or Gabrielle Baumann at to join the waitlist for this program. Thank you!

Beyond Transitions
Ages 10-19

Ability KC’s Beyond Transitions Program supports transitions from childhood to adolescence or into adulthood by focusing on skills necessary for children to reach their greatest independence throughout their lifetime. We create opportunities for physical, cognitive and social development as well as skills for adapting to situations or activities. The program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach including occupational and speech therapies as well as neuropsychology services.

  • Manage daily routines
  • Meal planning & preparation
  • Develop pre-job skills
  • Practice self-care skills
  • Health & fitness
  • Medication management
  • Household chores & routines
  • Navigate social situations
  • Money management
  • Community mobility

Sessions held July 10 – August 4 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM -4:00 PM. Session will be determined following evaluation. 

Intensive Constraint & Bi-Manual Therapy
Groups for ages 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-13

Using constraint and bi-manual training interventions, Ability KC’s pediatric team encourages children with hemiparesis to use their affected arm that has been impacted by a neurological event such as a stroke or brain injury. With the combination of group-based constraint activities and engaging home programs, these evidence-based practices help improve both the quality of movement and the amount of use of the affected arm and hand in activities of daily living. Each group activity is customized to be fun and motivating to support each child in reaching their goals!

  • Focus on hand and arm mobility, self-care, and social skills
  • Themed activities to motivate and encourage
  • Engaging home programs to improve carryover of skills learned during therapy and to facilitate increased use of their arm in activities of daily living.

The 2-3 age slot for this program is currently full, please contact Connor Cummings at or Gabrielle Baumann at to join this waitlist for this time slot. Thank you!

Amputee Milestones Program (AMP)
Ages 5-18

AMP) up your summer with Ability KC’s Amputee Milestones Program! Get ready for four weeks of intensive therapy focused on the development and independence of children with lower and/or upper extremity limb loss. Through individual and group-based activities, the expert team will work to mitigate compensatory strategies, introduce lifelong exercise habits and cardiovascular fitness all while developing confidence and independence of age-appropriate skills. Skilled therapy in conjunction with community-based outings, adaptive sports programming, and peer groups will help to foster an active lifestyle while building a positive self-image for a child with an amputation.

The program will include but is not limited to the following:

  • Skilled Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • Adapted Sports
  • Prosthetic Training & Management
  • Certified Prosthetist Collaboration
  • Community Integration & Summer Themed Outings
  • Peer Groups & Connections
  • Physical Fitness & Exercise Groups

Sessions held June 5-June 16, 1:00-4:00 PM, June 19-June 30, 1:00-4:00 PM, or you can do both!

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