Developmental Training

Lincoln Avenue Center and Manufacturing Plant (ages 18 and up) provide work skill training in a structured atmosphere.  Workplace safety, work quality, and community-integrated activities are emphasized.  Work training at the Lincoln Avenue Center primarily takes place in their recycling program.  Training at the Manufacturing Plant occurs (as the name implies) at their manufacturing plant through contractual work with area businesses.   While attending the programs, consumers also work on social and functional skills to promote success in other aspects of community living.

Locust Street Center (ages 18 and up) uses a Total Communication approach and provides sensory activities. The program uses the “Creating a Meaningful Day” curriculum. Some of the areas that are emphasized in this curriculum are socialization, community experience, social and emotional experience, visual arts, music, gardening, nature, sports, animals, cooking, and shopping. The program is also geared towards building upon and maintaining individual adult daily living skills.

The Senior Program and Adult Day Services (ages 55 and up) provides leisure activities in a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on social interaction, community integration and awareness, and maintaining physical skills. Popular activities include Nintendo Wii games, plant therapy, life books to encourage memory skills, social trips, and exercises.