Join our Matching Gifts Angel CampaignEach year our "Band of Angels" matches your gift during the holidays. Our staff nominates a client to be our angel. We would like to share our story of Jimmy the 2012-13 Angel. Thank you in advance for your support of the people we serve.
He’s young, handsome, and popular with a great smile and wicked sense of humor. Some people touch our lives making a difference that we will never forget. Jimmy is one of those people. When you meet him you automatically feel comfortable like you’ve known him for years. His face lights up during conversations and he loves to hear jokes, his laugh is contagious. Jimmy has cerebral palsy but that doesn’t stop him from living in the community with his roommate, going to movies, concerts and sporting events. It certainly doesn’t stop him from one of his favorite activities………. using his wheelchair to chase squirrels! Jimmy loves playing music from his assistive technology device which has earned him the nickname “DJ Jimmy Jam!”
Jimmy came to Las Trampas’ day program to explore a variety of activities. He attends the Adult development day program which addresses the needs of those who benefit from more staff support for daily living and social skills, communication and mobility. Jimmy has access to many choices including, an art workshop, cooking class, fitness, music and the sensory room. The sensory room promotes relaxation and stress management and positioning options for people like Jimmy who are non-ambulatory while stimulating other senses. Jimmy enjoys a close relationship with his staff and they are dedicated to promoting choices and full participation. With his staff support there are no boundaries for Jimmy.
Las Trampas recently received a grant to enhance our ADP program to add new assistive technologies, specialized exercise equipment and Occupational therapies. Jimmy is non-verbal and is able to communicate through an assistive technology devise called the DynaVox. He is able to push buttons that deliver an audible response. These enhancements will benefit Jimmy and others as they begin exploring new opportunities for communication and mobility. Although Jimmy uses a wheelchair and needs assistance because of the challenges of cerebral palsy, nothing holds him back. He’s ready to wheel to the next adventure or to try new technology to enable him to participate fully in activities.
This year Jimmy and all the people with developmental disabilities at Las Trampas need your full participation in LTI’s circle of support. Our economy and years of cutbacks have pummeled our service system. Las Trampas has suffered.
During our Angel Campaign our Band of Angels will match your contribution. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to double your gift? When you make a gift to Las Trampas you open new doors for Jimmy and the people we serve, giving them choices in lifestyle, work and leisure that will allow them to determine the course of their lives.
With our gratitude and wishes for a wonderful holiday season,
Dawn Knight, President
Las Trampas, Inc. Board of Directors
- posted 31 October 2012
Magnolia Haws House!What's New!
Magnolia Haws House!
Announcing: Accessible Home for adults with developmental disabilities
Las Trampas has a newly renovated, private, and accessible home for up to 3 adults. Support services available.
1,700 sq. ft single family home with accessible ramps, bath and kitchen
•Ramps to all entrances
•Grab bars in bathroom
•Built-in shower seat
•Large living room with brick fireplace & laminate flooring
•New kitchen with maple cabinets & stainless steel appliances
•Dual pane windows, new doors
Come visit us and see this home with unique accessibility features.
The property consists of a main single level 3-bedroom 2 bath home with office and detached garage
This home is ideal for adults with developmental/learning disabilities including Aspergers, cerebral palsy, and other individuals with mild challenges as well as those who use wheelchairs or have mobility challenges who are transitioning into community living.
For more information please contact Dan at (925) 284-1462 extension 255 or email: email@example.com
- posted 11 July 2012
Reuse-Recycle-Repeat ProgramLas Trampas clients participate in a new recycling project to give back to the community. They volunteer their time to pick up donations of shampoo, conditioner and lotion from the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, The Claremont Hotel & Spa, Walnut Creek Marriott and the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Concord. Adults with developmental disabilities recycle and repackage the toiletries and donate them to local charities including; the Monument Crisis Center, Shelter Inc., Cassidy Program for Homeless Seniors, Nierika House and Anka Behavioral Health.
This special recycling program is generously
Sponsored by: Rudney Associates
If your Hotel or non-profit organization is interested in participating or for more information please contact:
Ron Kilgore, Associate Director at (925) 284-1462 ext. 260 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- posted 25 June 2012
LTI Self-Advocacy GroupConsumers attend a monthly forum to exchange ideas on programs and activities. They frequently review and discuss the consumers' rights. By making choices and taking action, they are learning the meaning of self-advocacy and empowerment.
- posted 18 November 2010
Las Trampas GrowsA consumer attended garden located on the Las Trampas campus. Vegtables grown are used in the monthly "Chef's Table" cooking classes.
The consumers learn to plant, water and fertilize seasonal vegetables and flowers.
- posted 18 November 2010
Las Trampas ShredsThe Adult Vocational Program now offering confidential and customizable document shredding services performed by adults with developmental disabilities.
Las Trampas provides reliable, dependable workers
We train & supervise
Reasonable prices ~ Call us for a quote!
We pick up your order (Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill areas)
Las Trampas Shreds saves businesses time and money!
- posted 18 November 2010
Las Trampas: ACCESS ART
LAS TRAMPAS:ACCESSART is a social service program providing a supportive learning and work environment for people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. Our mission is to encourage and sustain creative development, work skills and social integration of people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, so that they are more fully able to function as active members of the community. Artists are offered the opportunity to produce, exhibit and market their work through the LAS TRAMPAS:ACCESSART gallery and are supported by community outreach and inclusion in existing fine arts venues.
LAS TRAMPAS:ACCESSART goal is to facilitate creative development and advance artistic accomplishment. This program is dedicated to the idea that artists with disabilities shall be integrated into the daily cultural life of the community and contribute their creative identity to the fabric of society.
In recent years public awareness of the art of people with disabilities has grown from a marginal interest to a major component of the cultural life of our society. As people with disabilities have become more visible and active so have their creative contributions been recognized. LAS TRAMPAS:ACCESSART provides a creative focus for the energies of artists with disabilities and advocates with them for increased inclusion in all aspects of community life.
Creative instruction and development, work and life skills, support and advocacy, exhibition and sales, social inclusion and visibility, public awareness and community values.
Ron Kilgore, Associate Director
3460 Lana Ln.
- posted 18 November 2010
- posted 20 January 2009