Day Habilitation Program Participants Share “Harry Potter” Love, Create Hogwarts Model
Participants of the programming offered by SCO Family of Services’ Day Habilitation Center on Long Island, New York, held a special event on August 23 to celebrate their love of the Harry Potter series. The event began after a book club sponsored by SCO read the book series as part of its programming for adults with developmental disabilities, as explained by Susan Moran, SCO Vice President of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services.
What started initially as a love and appreciation for the Harry Potter books has turned into a series of projects expressing everyone’s creativity and talents. Participants honed their communication skills, fine motor skills, and problem-solving by participating in fun and engaging activities.
SCO participants took their creativity to the next level by creating a model of Hogwarts Castle, which they unveiled at the event to community members and elected officials.
The breathtaking project includes representations of scenes from the books and a full-scale model of Hogwarts Castle and grounds. The full model measures 8 feet long and nearly 3 feet high.
Check out the model below!
During the event, participants were Sorted into their Hogwarts Houses, played their own game of Quidditch, made some potions, and more.
SCO Family of Services also posted about the event to its Facebook page.
SCO’s Day Habilitation program offers adults with developmental disabilities a place where they can socialize, join clubs, volunteer, and participate in community activities. This program is part of SCO’s continuum of supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Long Island.
For more information about SCO Family of Services and its Harry Potter event, you can find the full press release below. How have you brought Harry Potter into your community?