Adult Day Programs

Easterseals offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to live, learn, work and play as a vital member of their own community. Our Adult Day Program ensures that people with developmental disabilities experience valued roles in the community by providing services and training that supports individual choices and opportunities.

The program operates five days a week.  Individuals meet at the Easterseals center for opening organizational activities and then go in groups of three or four to community based activities based on individual preference and ISP goals.  Weekly plans are developed with individual input.  Our goal is to have a staff ratio of one staff member to seven individuals. 

Easterseals Adult Day Program Focus Areas:

  • Community Exploration :

         * Awareness of community resources and accessibility
         * Volunteer opportunities

  • Communication:

         * Speech and language skills development
         * Alternative systems of communication/sign language
         * Telephone skills
         * Computer training
         * Reading, writing and comprehension
         * Self expression

  • Social Interaction:

         * Conversational skills
         * Current Events
         * Etiquette and personal space

  • Self-Help and Daily Living:

         * Appearance and hygiene
         * Physical health/exercise
         * Medication education
         * Therapy services
         * Menu preparation and cooking
         * Grocery shopping
         * Laundry
         * Housekeeping
         * Money management and banking

  • Recreation/Leisure:

         * Arts and crafts
         * Music therapy
         * Pet therapy
         * Sports
         * Hobby exploration and development
         * Community activities
         * Field trips

  • Job Sampling/Work Experience:

         * Work evaluation
         * Job application and interviewing
         * Work skills development
         * Recycling
         * Specific job sampling options

  • Self Advocacy and Direction:

         * Making informed choices
         * Citizenship
         * Leadership development
         * "People first"
         * Personal Safety

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