COVID-19 Risk Plan
January 7, 2021
Update to OTB’s Timeline for Reopening– We Will Remain All Virtual through At Least February
Outside the Box is extending our plan to provide only virtual services through at least the end of February. We have been delighted by the positive experience participants have had with virtual services and feel it is the best thing to do to promote health and safety in our community at this time.
We still have spots available in our virtual services for either small group or 1:1 supports. Please reach out to me if you are interested in getting started with virtual services or adding additional services to your schedule. If access to technology is a barrier we have small number of devices that are still available to loan out.
We are considering offering limited 1:1 in-person opportunities to individuals who may not benefit from virtual services. If this is something you would like to be considered for please reach out to me via email or phone.
We feel we are on the home stretch of this truly dreadful time. Please remain healthy and take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing everyone in person soon and in the meantime, love serving our participants on Zoom.
Through years of experience, and a shared passion for supporting people with developmental disabilities, Outside the Box, Inc.(OTB) co-founders envisioned giving people MORE…more opportunities for learning, hope, and purpose. In 2008, OTB became a reality and no longer a dream. Outside the Box (OTB) co-founders quickly turned into two part-time employees, a graduate intern, and a four-person clientele in a borrowed conference room. Within the first two years, we expanded into our own space housing 15 staff and nearly 100 participants. Today OTB is now in a 14,000 square foot home on seven acres of green space supporting over 350 participants and 50 staff.
Outside the Box is more than just a name. It is a unique culture that empowers our participants and staff members to become the very best versions of themselves. By celebrating individual successes and building inner wealth, it is our hope that everyone experiences personal growth during their time at OTB and beyond. OTB provides three lines of services to let our participants explore different opportunities. Our Day Services Program is where our participants are peer matched in small groups and work through a structured curriculum and have weekly opportunities to practice skills in community settings of their choice. Employment Services is dedicated to working with participants on skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workforce. Studio OTB, allows program participants to express themselves artistically and explore with their tactile and visual senses through a variety of media.