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Vocational Virtual Services

Join us as we launch our new Vocational Virtual Services. Please click on the program in the calendar to register and scroll down to view a complete list of course descriptions. All services will be offered via Zoom.

Please be advised The Arc of Ocean County will begin billing for Virtual Vocational Services effective Monday, 7/20/2020. Services provided will be billed against the individuals approved service plan on file with our agency. The cost for each activity will vary depending upon individual tier assignment, service area and length of the activity.

For more information email Vocational.VirtualServices@arcocean.org

November 2020

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29 Nov 30 Dec 1 2 3 4 5
11:30 am Vocational Open Forum
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Virtual Vocational Services are available to individuals who have an approved service plan on file with one or more of our day programs. Additionally, Virtual Vocational Services are available to individuals enrolled in our Arc Employment Center. Individuals who do not currently have an approved plan on file with our agency may request to do so through their assigned Support Coordinator. Virtual Services aims to bridge the service gap created by COVID-19 by bringing remote activities to the individuals we support. Please refer to the Course Descriptions and calendar for additional information regarding activities offered.

When registering for Virtual Services, please submit a registration form for every person who wishes to participate. Please note you will need to register for an activity each time you wish to participate by following the links to “Register Now.” If you are unable to participate in an activity that you registered for, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the seat available to someone else who may be interested.

To find out if you are eligible for participation, to cancel your registration, or to request your name be added to a wait list for an activity, please contact Vocational.VirtualServices@arcocean.org.


Course Descriptions
  • Chef's in Training
    Chef's in Training

    Activity Description: Chef’s in Training provides the opportunity for individuals to learn safe food handling skills while preparing a meal. Practice your skills by modeling the instructor at home or sit back and enjoy the show. Recipes will change on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the calendar for detailed information as to what recipe will be made and the materials required. This activity will require varying skills in the kitchen. At home supervision is strongly encouraged for those who do not currently have independent cooking skills.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.

  • Do's and Don'ts - An Introduction to Zoom Etiquette
    Do's and Don'ts - An Introduction to Zoom Etiquette

    Activity Description: Participants will learn the “Do’s and Don'ts” of Zoom etiquette in this fun, Jeopardy-style game.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session
    • Webcam and microphone preferred

  • Health and Wellness
    Health and Wellness

    Activity Description: Health and Wellness provides the opportunity for individuals to participate in a discussion and/or activity to help promote a healthy lifestyle. Activities will change on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the calendar for activity specific information and the materials required.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.

  • Ice Cream Social
    Ice Cream Social

    Activity Description: Looking for a way to cool off from the heat of summer? Join us for an ice cream social! Participants will have the opportunity to make their own ice cream sundae while socializing with friends.

    Required Materials:
    • Ice cream, ice cream cone or bowl, and your favorite toppings (hot fudge, sprinkles, whipped cream, candy, brownie bites, etc.).

  • Life Skills
    Life Skills

    Activity Description: Life Skills consists of various activities and/or discussions to teach participants about daily living skills. Areas of focus will change on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the calendar for activity specific information and the materials required.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access the virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.

  • Pre-Employment Group
    Pre-Employment Group

    Activity Description: Pre-Employment Group provides the opportunity for individuals to engage in activities that will promote employability skills. Sessions will cover various topics including: soft skills, critical thinking, teamwork, etc. Activities will change on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the calendar for activity specific information and the materials required.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.
    • Business dress casual attire preferred as we are simulating a real work experience.

  • Sensory Beach
    Sensory Beach

    Activity Description: In Sensory Beach participants will activate their senses. Participants will pack a beach bag/bin which they can share with everyone else. Videos of the beach and tropical music will be shared during this activity.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.
    • Beach bin/bag with items of your choosing. Examples include but are not limited to: sand, seashells, sunglasses, beach ball, spray bottle, sunblock, etc.).

  • SPARKS - Arts and Crafts
    SPARKS - Arts and Crafts

    Activity Description:
    • SPARKS provides the opportunity for individuals to complete an art project. Follow along with the instructor at home. Projects will change on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the calendar for detailed information as to what will be made and the materials required.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.

  • Virtual Social Club
    Virtual Social Club

    Activity Description: One of the fastest-growing trends! Virtual Social Club provides the opportunity for individuals to connect with peers and staff. Grab your favorite drink/snack and catch up with friends. Participation can foster a sense of togetherness and camaraderie.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Discussion topic/s you want to share, if interested.

  • Zumba
    Zumba

    Activity Description: Zumba on Zoom provides the opportunity for individuals to engage in exercise. Instructor will facilitate a routine for everyone to follow along with at their own pace.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Comfortable athletic wear and sneakers.
    • Water or Gatorade.
    • Safe environment to move around in.

  • Virtual In-Service
    Virtual In-Service

    Activity Description:
    • Let the experts come to you! Virtual In-Service is coordinated in conjunction with professionals from the community. Participants will be offered workshops on various topics. Workshops will change on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the calendar for detailed information on the workshop being offered and the materials required.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access the virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.

  • Poetry & Word Play
    Poetry & Word Play

    Activity Description:
    • Poetry & Word Play guides participants through the fun and creative process of brainstorming and writing original poems (and more)! All written work will be completed as a group with the guidance of an instructor. Reading and writing skills are not required to participate. Activities will change on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the calendar for detailed information about the activity and materials required.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred.

  • Science Club
    Science Club

    Activity Description:
    • Science Club provides the opportunity for individuals to learn about and engage in various science experiments. Follow along with the instructor at home or sit back and enjoy.

    Required Materials:
    • Device to access virtual session.
    • Webcam and microphone preferred