Community Day Services extends to individuals a variety of structured activities, designed to assist in achieving their maximum potential. Individuals receiving services and supports are provided instruction in self-care skills, motor skills, adult daily living skills, communication, computer training and basic academic skills. Additionally, job training is provided to enable individuals to develop and improve vocational skills and work attitude with the goal of obtaining a productive earning ability. Expected results from these services and supports include increased inclusion in community activities, greater self-direction, self-determination, self-reliance, self-esteem and productive earning opportunities.
Supported Employment assists individuals in a variety of employed environments. These services are designed to promote regular interaction with persons without disabilities who are neither paid care givers nor service providers. On the job site, job coaching is provided by a trained agency staff member until natural supports by coworkers are developed. Supported employment may be provided in individual placements or in group settings.