KEY PROGRAMS Adult Day Training facility-based programs:
The goal is to move individuals to greater independence and increased self-reliance. Life skills, banking, commerce, social skills, public transportation skills, and computer and internet fluencies are developed, initially in controlled settings and subsequently in community settings. Clients are also taught employment skills by performing internal work for minimum wage, including janitorial, kitchen, lawn and maintenance duties. These skills prepare the individual for community employment, developing not only specific work skills, but also general skills of timeliness, maintenance to task, timekeeping, accepting supervision and more. Uses volunteerism as a vehicle to get work experience and related skills development. Provides a coach to assist in job seeking, interviewing, on-the-job training (at no cost to the employer) and follow-along services (post-employment interventions as needed to problem solve, retrain and prepare for advancement).
The Arc of the Glades teaches disabled adults to be independent and self-reliant by providing them with the opportunity to earn minimum wage through facility-based work involving kitchen, janitorial, lawn and maintenance duties.