New Program Opening Soon!

Due to the level of interest in this emerging program, we are requesting that all individuals seeking additional information or wishing to be considered for placement on the waitlist complete the “I’m Interested!” section below.  Once the online submission is received a team member from the Young Adult Center will respond within 14 business days.

The new Young Adult Center offers specialized programming designed to meet the needs and interests of young adults who desire more time to decide upon a future path of pre-employment, competitive employment, supported employment, or traditional day habilitation. The program, curriculum, and structure are primarily geared towards those who are leaning towards employment as their chosen future path and need more time to mature and develop additional skills before making the transition into employment or a pre-employment program. It is designed for young adults who can work independently in a large group-based setting with minimal staff support or interventions.

The program follows a curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of young adults with comprehensive content centered on individual growth, personal choice, skill development, socialization, navigating young adulthood, community involvement, and life transitions. Participants will learn and practice key skills related to self-determination, social and community relations, and daily living.

The Young Adult Center is part of Community Living’s Support Services for Adults program.

Staff and participant playing Jenga

Admission Criteria

  • 18 – 25 Years Old​
  • Able to benefit from programming and curriculum​
  • Able to participate in a group-based setting with a 1:6 staffing ratio without medical personnel on site​​
  • Diagnosis of developmental or intellectual disability
  • Free from ongoing behaviors which may cause injury to self or others or infringe upon the rights of others
  • Able to work independently in a large group-based setting with minimal staff support or interventions.

Curriculum

The Young Adult Center is a specialized day habilitation program with a curriculum specifically for young adults to encourage independence, socialization, skill building, community involvement and future planning which offers participants opportunities to:​

  • Explore the different paths available to them
  • Develop skills and gain independence
  • Mature through socialization and experiences
  • Transition with confidence into chosen future path

“The Young Adult Center gives young adults much-needed time to decide their future paths.”

Jenn Braden, Director of Support Services for Adults