BASCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences in Northeast Florida.
Who We Are
BASCA focuses on helping individuals with intellectual and developmental differences achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging. The organization was started by parents who were looking for programs that concentrated on their special needs children’s abilities. The desire was to have programs and services that offer each individual opportunities to learn how to lead a life that makes them feel complete. We build not just skills, but the confidence to go out into the job market, into the community, meet people, and help others by volunteering.
What We Do
Tuesday Activity Night brings attendees from the community and our residences together to socialize and mingle with friends! Individuals and their caregivers can play games, create art projects, use the exercise equipment or spend time in the computer lab. "Highrollers Bowling" meets at the Bowl America in Orange Park on Saturdays and is an opportunity for individuals to spend time with family, friends and meet new people. Individuals also attend dances, concerts and participate in special events.
BASCA is proud of its innovative Life Skills Development Programs:
-Custom Creations with its adaptive safety equipment allows an individual to build saleable products such as benches, flower boxes and recycling carts.
-Creative Learning Center & Fundamental Skills Center reinforces life and daily living skills, music, games, socialization, arts & crafts and provides community outings.
-Garden Greenhouse is an exciting program for individuals to learn self sufficiency, responsibility and teamwork by growing more than 500 pounds of organic vegetables each year.
L.I.F.E. Homes-Living In a Family Environment
Residential Homes-two for women & three for men, allow a "living at home" atmosphere with each individual having their own bedroom, decorate in their personal style. Bath-rooms are shared. House staff provide stability and continuity for the residents. Each home provides transportation to activities including doctor's appointments, activities, or work.
How Can You Help
Donate For Today
Make an easy, one-time donation in the amount of your choice to help us change lives of individuals in Northeast Florida.
Donate For Tomorrow
Make a donation to support our capital campaign or sponsor a piece on the "Wall Of Color" and invest in the programs and services that provide individuals with housing and life skills.
Donate For the Future
Support the future of education, socialization, and independent living for adults with disabilities by adding a provision for BASCA to your will.