A new social club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities has launched in Fishers. The Thrive Social Club says it aims to connect citizens of all abilities and encourage them to participate in enriching social activities.
The club was founded by the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability. The founders say they hope the club can help build community connections during isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fishers City Councilor and Chair of the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability Cecilia Coble says the club can help bridge the social gap after high school.
“My daughter Crysta will be 18 years old in a couple of weeks. After she graduates from high school, the inclusive social opportunities that are in place in a school setting are difficult to find,” said Coble. “Many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find themselves very isolated and disconnected from the community. This social club will provide a way for people to meet, make friendships, find support, and engage in community events.”
The club says its first meetup will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Flat Fork Creek. The club is participating in a park cleanup as part of Keep Fishers Beautiful, an initiative to support the vibrancy of the city and its neighborhoods.