ADEC’s Skills & Training Center is dedicated to assisting participants in discovering and utilizing their individuals abilities in the workplace, at home, and within the community through interactive classroom instruction and activity. The program is open to all individuals 18 or older with intellectual and developmental disabilities interested in developing personal independence for living and working in the community. It is not a one-size-fits-all program but is instead catered to each participant’s diverse needs and individual goals with the intention of promoting personal growth in maximizing functional ability, independence, and exposure to daily life activities.
Instruction focuses on skills within six broad domains and is taught through structured individual and group instruction, hands-on skill development stations, recreational activities, community involvement, and building relationships with local employers.
The six domains are:
• Communication & Technology Skills
• Community Safety
• Independent Living
• Transferrable Skills
• Recreation & Leisure
• Self Determination
As a participant shows growth and demonstrates mastery across the domains, they will begin moving toward the next steps of their individual journey whether that be employment, community living, and/or social engagement and development.
ADEC’s Skills Training program operates Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm. Scheduling
is individualized, and a participant need not attend five days per week. Transportation
may be available for those that qualify.
For more information about Skills Training, email [email protected] or call (574)295-3167.