Many individuals with developmental disabilities require specialized support to achieve community inclusion. The NEEDS Center’s Day Support programs provide individualized support for adults of all ages, including those with complex needs. These programs combine medical monitoring, including nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, with daily living skills training and active community involvement.
Community Based Day Support (CBDS) Programs
Community Based Day Supports offers a supportive program to adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities which assists individuals to develop, maintain and enhance their ability and confidence in personal, social and community activities. Skill development activities occur 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. A job club, which focuses on career exploration, transportation training and job search skills is also offered, enhancing the skills to become gainfully employed.