Make New Friends

These events, staffed by EFR, provide activities for the kids at local community spots such as the MOST, Get Air, and Billy Beez. Kids have a night of play, while parents have a night of relaxation.

We are actively trying to hire a new coordinator for this position and will publish new events when that person is hired.


Friends Connection

Friend’s Connection is a social group that includes social opportunities for individuals through group activities facilitated by EFR staff and volunteers. The people attending need to be independent or attend with professional or natural support who are welcome to participate in planned activities. EFR does not provide transportation for these events.

This service is for people ages 18 and over who are eligible for OPWDD services.


Project Explore

Project Explore is an active, outdoor summer and winter service for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities.

Participants enjoy a variety of recreational activities include swimming at local parks, hiking, visiting amusement parks and attending community events. Through this service, participants develop friendships with peers, increase physical activity, and partake in enriching summer or winter activities.

Originally for ages 13-21, Project Explore now has a group for those aged 21 and over and for those between the ages of 8-12 (Project Explore Junior).


Recreation Groups

Recreation groups that meet once a month, typically on Saturdays, for at least 4 hours to enjoy activities in the community such as art activities, the zoo, parades, sporting events, and occasionally longer day trips. There is currently a women’s or a men’s group for people ages 16 and up with a developmental disability.