Community Based Day Supports Is a supportive program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, which helps individuals develop, maintain and enhance their abilities and confidence in personal, social and community activities. Skill development activities are in the areas of communication, self-care, socialization, relationship-building, healthy living, self-advocacy and community involvement.
A major focus is to become involved in and contribute to the local neighborhood and community, spending time with other people with similar interests. The program supports the person who may have employment as a goal but who needs more support and instruction in order to be ready to obtain a desired job. Volunteer job opportunities are offered where the individuals can try out different types of work and see if it is a good match for them.
Individualized personal supports to help achieve their personal and community membership goals.
Assessment of interests, preferences and abilities.
Volunteer and civic activities
Leisure and recreational activities
Career exploration & training
Fitness & wellness instruction
Arts and crafts
Computer and iPad training
Self-advocacy training and participation
Competent, dedicated and professional staff
Individuals participate in music therapy, community activities and learn from community member visits/demonstrations. They also volunteer in many different capacities throughout the week as well.
Interest inventories and personal profiles are assessed and developed to assist with the accomplishment of their own personal, social and communal goals.
Self-Advocacy continues to be a primary focus of the CBDS program with many activities aimed at being able to direct one’s own life.