Developmental Training/Day Programs

DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINING (D. T. ) has many social and work activities. While you will do some work for which you will be paid, your main purpose is not to earn money. You will have training in work, leisure time, daily living skills, education, and physical fitness.

You and other members of the Interdisciplinary team will create an Individual Written Plan. At least every 6 months, we will make a report based on how you are doing. The Team will meet with you and talk about goals for the future. If the plan needs to be changed, you can meet with your case manager and talk about how it should be changed.

In addition, special group activities that include job seeking, communication skills, worker role, casual cooking, and budgeting are held each month. These group sessions provide a forum for the person to discuss with others the situations and problems encountered in employment and community living, and to seek positive solutions. Many Day program activities will occur in the Jacksonville area away from Elm City.

Individuals who attend Elm City ‘s day programs are expected to be self-medicating (carry and take their medication without assistance). If an individual is not self-medicating, arrangements must be made to have the medication administered by a licensed nurse or at the individual’s residence before or after day program hours, if possible. Elm City does provide a noon RN to provide mid-day medications as needed. Residential program must get the required medications to Elm City. Noon meds will be secured in a locked cabinet at the nursing station

Non-Work Related Services

  • Basic self-care skills.
  • Menu planning and meal preparation.
  • Communication skills.
  • Housekeeping and home maintenance skills.
  • Basic, functional academic skills.
  • Career planning.
  • Consumer affairs and rights
  • Knowledge of governmental and community service agencies
  • Self-advocacy and assertiveness training.
  • Developing socially appropriate and age-appropriate behaviors.
  • Interpersonal relationships including those with the person’s spouse, family, and friends.
  • Life issues and transitions (e.g., leaving home, substance abuse, parenting, divorce, retirement, and death).
  • Financial and legal management including purchasing, banking, handling taxes, budgeting, and repaying debts.
  • Health maintenance
  • Medication management
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Cooking, nutrition and diet management
  • Personal hygiene
  • Infection control
  • Safety practices including dealing with injuries and life-threatening situations
  • Human sexuality.
  • Daily living tasks
  • Mobility, travel and community transportation skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Recreational and leisure time activities.
  • Use of phone and computer resources.
  • Utilization of community services and resources (e.g., laundromats, the library, post office, church, stores and consumer affairs office).
  • Contingency planning, problem solving, decision making.
  • Case management and service coordination
  • Classroom
  • Money Management