Developmental Training

Overview

Developmental training services are goal oriented with an emphasis on provision of developmental, daily living skills and vocational training. Individualized, person-centered goals are developed to promote skill acquisition and foster independence. Individuals served have a variety of disabilities which may include developmental, hearing or sight impairment and behavioral or social adjustment needs.

Specialized Services for Older Adults

Services are provided on a self-contained unit where emphasis is placed on the needs of older adults, including reminiscing, health and aging related issues, socialization opportunities and retention of skills. Specific services are provided to meet the needs of individuals with dementia.

Staff Qualifications

Direct care professionals receive extensive orientation and on-the-job training, including ninety hours of formal classroom instruction. Regularly scheduled training is provided throughout the year on topics pertinent to the services provided. As needed, staff members are trained to work with the special needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia related disorders.

Services

  • Paid work training
  • Individualized programming and future planning
  • Community integration
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Public transportation and pedestrian safety
  • Multi-sensory environment
  • Special interest classes
  • Visual arts
  • Jewelry making
  • Nursing services
  • Communication training
  • Assistive Technology
  • Social organizations and events
  • Behavior development
  • Vocational exploration, development and advancement
  • Independent living skills
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Human rights and self-advocacy training
  • Transportation services
  • Referral to other services
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