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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Hippotherapy
  • Horseback Riding
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Water Aerobics/Exercise
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Nurse, Social Worker, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and TR Assistant, Exercise Physiologist, Certified Nurse's Assistant, and trained volunteers.

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 16 to 65

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Mission Statement:

The mission of KADEP is "to provide a client-centered, community based program designed to enhance participants' quality of life by improving or maximizing their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being."

KADEP is an innovative and dynamic program specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of younger adults with neurological illnesses and disabilities. The program seeks to enhance quality of life by picking up where traditional health care leaves off, providing day to day support in living with the changes disability brings. KADEP provides opportunities for participants to explore and enjoy a wide variety of life-enriching recreational and social activities, addressing each individual's needs, interests and abilities.

Located on the Marycrest Campus, KADEP is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Each day, participants can select from among 7 to 10 classes and activities. Activities include hydrotherapy (water exercise), hippotherapy (equestrian therapy), golf, bowling, fine arts and craft classes. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily. Wellness monitoring and assistance with physical needs are always available.