Community Integration Experiences provide the people who live at SWC an opportunity to interact with members of the community who are not similarly challenged. These experiences may happen on the SWC campus or at locations off campus. The frequency and types of experiences depends on the choices and decisions made by the client with the guidance of their interdisciplinary team. The focus is to maintain current skill levels, acquire new skills, and have fun and meet new people, while fostering independence in an integrated setting.
Examples of these experiences include visits to banks, libraries, stores, and restaurants. During these experiences, residents may have a store clerk pick out clothes which fit and match or order meals and interact with wait staff. These experiences may also include trips to church and sporting events.