Developmental Training/Day Programs

DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINING (DT) has many social and work activities.  Individuals may do some work for which they will be paid.  They will have training in work, leisure time, daily living skills, education, and physical fitness.

Individuals and members of the Interdisciplinary Team will create an Individual Written Plan.  At least every 6 months the Team will meet with the Individual, discuss goals for the future, and report on how the Individual is doing.  If the plan needs to be changed, the Individual can meet with their 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 Individual to discuss with others the situations and problems encountered in employment and community living, and to seek positive solutions.  Many Day Program activities 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 an RN to provide mid-day medications if needed, but residential programs must get any required mid-day medications to Elm City.

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, etc.).
  • Contingency planning, problem solving, decision making.
  • Case management and service coordination.
  • Money Management.