What are Adult Day Services?

Keshaun Working

Adult Day Services offers support so individuals with developmental, physical, cognitive or multiple disabilities can live independently, gain social and daily living skills, and become active members of their communities. Individuals learn work-related skills by engaging in regularly scheduled volunteer work, community service projects and other ventures. They also receive support and direction to interact with others, make their needs and choices known and to explore and engage in activities.

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Individuals Learn:

• Community safety awareness
• Use of public transportation
• Personal care
• Money skills
• How to access community resources
• Self-advocacy
• Vocational skills
• Social skills
• Health and wellness

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Entrance Criteria

• 18-years or older
• Need to gain skills to increase independence
• Ambulatory or non-ambulatory
• Can adhere to prescribed medical regimen

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Exit Criteria

Individuals leave this service when they are no longer interested, do not need it or are not eligible.

How to receive Easterseals Services

Individuals receive referrals for Easterseals services from their local community regional center.

Regional centers are a statewide network of 21 community-based, non-profit agencies that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families, such as Easterseals.

Peer-to-Peer Social Group

The Peer-to-Peer program started five years ago as a partnership between ESSC and the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center and is designed to inform, promote, and facilitate peers to come together and explore social opportunities based on common interests. Currently, the group enjoys three virtual meetings and one community outing each month.

For more information, contact us.