Adult Day Support Program

The Day Support Program exists in order to help individuals with developmental disabilities realize their hopes and dreams, to include, reach their fullest potential.
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Person – Centered Approach

Services Provided

  • Environmental Awareness:
    We encourage the adults we provide serves for to be aware of their surroundings by accessing an assortment of resources such as; local newspapers, magazines, television, and the internet. In the morning each person has the opportunity to engage in conversations with their peers and staff which help and strengthen their listening and cognitive skills.
  • Social Skills Building:
    We support the enhancement of social skills through a variety of activities designed to actively engage adults individually and in groups.  
  • Independent Living Shills and Community Integration:
    We provide support to adults who would like gain or improve their independent living skills by focusing on grooming, money management, and good preparation. We also offer support with functional skills that can be used for future employment such as time management and conflict resolution. We promote integration by providing adults the opportunity to enjoy different community experiences through regular visits to local shopping centers and volunteering with Meals on Wheels.

Developmental Disability Education

Developmental disability, once called mental retardation, is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with developmental disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly. There are varying degrees of developmental disability, from mild to profound.

What is Developmental Disability?

Someone with developmental disability has limitations in two areas. These areas are:

  • Intellectual functioning:

    Also known as IQ, this refers to a person’s ability to learn, reason, make decisions, and solve problems.

  • Adaptive behaviors:

    These are skills necessary for day-to-day life, such as being able to communicate effectively, interact with others, and take care of oneself.

IQ (intelligence quotient) is measured by an IQ test. The average IQ is 100. A person is considered developmentally disabled if he or she has an IQ of less than 70 to 75.

Developmental disability is thought to affect about 1% of the population. Of those affected, 85% have mild intellectual disability. This means they are just a little slower than average to learn new information or skills. With the right support, most will be able to live independently.

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