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Teen & YA Education Program

The Teen and YA Education program expands opportunities for teens to develop social and independent learning skills, leading to inclusion and a higher quality of life for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer after school programs including: drama classes, weekly social group events, community-based social skills classes, and more!

Our first step when onboarding interested new clients is to fill out an application using the link below and submit it to Heather Sauer via email at  Once received, an introductory call will be scheduled to review the application and discuss how to join our programs.  We look forward to serving you!

Program Information

The vision of Dreams with Wings is to ensure that children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a meaningful day! Our summer camp program has provided many of these opportunities for children and teens for the past 22 years. Over the last several years, camp surveys from families have indicated a desire for additional programs throughout the year.

Dreams with Wings is providing opportunities for social inclusion, participation in wellness programs, acquisition of independent living skills, and making new friends. Programs will be for individuals who are 13-29 years of age. Each session is tailored to fit the interests and ability levels of our participants, but generally could include games, art projects, light cooking/food preparation, outside activities and/or community explorations. These experiences are used to practice various social and safety skills with our participants, again, at their need and ability level.


Enrichment Group (Flying Solo) (Ages 13-29)

Led by our Teen and Young Adult Program Director, Programming is geared towards expanding opportunities for teens to develop social and independent learning skills, leading to inclusion and a higher quality of life for participants.

For more information on the Enrichment Group (Flying Solo), please contact Heather Sauer, at 502-459-4647 or email


​Costs and Funding
The cost is $20 per event day unless otherwise noted on Program Schedule. There 3 ways to fund the classes:


1. Private-pay (via debit/credit card, cash or check), that is reimbursed by some private insurance companies (check with your provider);

2. Program Scholarships (F.E.A.T. and Kosair generously award some partial and full scholarships for individuals to attend our programs). See the Financial Policy and Scholarship Request forms for more information.

3. Michelle P  Waiver Respite funds may be used for in-person sessions.  Contact Devon Wasser,, to initiate and coordinate use of Michelle P Waiver funds for qualifying programs.



In Person Hangouts

Dreams With Wings Teen & YA Programming is offered weekly from September through the end of May to keep us connected through in-person sessions and select virtual sessions.  Events are posted weekly on our calendar below. Contact Heather Sauer ( to be added to our email distribution list and to obtain an in-person invitation with the details needed to attend.





Summer Camp 2023 was a great success.   Thank you to the following for their generous grants!  Because of you we had supplies, counselors and programming available to provide fun for children and teens this summer!

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