DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY PROGRAMSIndividualized Day/Vocational
Continuum designs individualized day/vocational programs for clients who are unable to benefit from conventional day programming. This process has been especially successful with our autistic residents who have been unable to access and/or be successful in the typical day program setting. We develop “individualized” programs with structured routine and some flexibility. A typical day may consist of scheduled activities in the community such as attending the YMCA, visiting parks, addressing verbal communication needs, and participating in interagency events, such as bowling, to promote socialization. This creative environment promotes new ideas and approaches and also empowers individuals to become active participants in the process.
Feeling Safe and Secure
During the development and ongoing programming, the primary goal is to provide the type of environment and support that enables individuals to feel safe and encouraged. While we extend all resources necessary in providing this programming, our goal is to minimize restrictions and offer the most normalized environment possible. We actively measure our success through the progress of our residents.
Experiencing Pride and Accomplishment
Continuum of Care currently operates a Day Services Program funded in part by the Department of Developmental Services. The vocational component of our Day Services Program employs several Continuum clients who are able to achieve their individual goals while learning new saleable skills such as snow removal, landscaping, painting, moving furniture, picking up donations throughout the community, and attending local home improvement training events. Participants have been successfully employed in neighborhood beautification initiatives in the towns where Continuum has property. These opportunities have provided a direct impact upon improving their level of function and overall quality of life while giving back to the community-at-large.