Typical Types of Day Services Through Regional Centers
Adult Developmental Centers (ADCs): Work on social skills, travel training, daily living skills, basic vocational skills. Can be in the Center, in the Community, or a combination of both. Participants receive no wages but may be exposed to volunteering.
Behavior Modification Programs (BMODs): Similar to the ADCs with an emphasis on behavior goals.
Work Activity Program (WAP) – Sometimes called Sheltered Workshops, or just Workshops. Work skills in a building with other individuals with disabilities. Typically, receive wage based on number of pieces they can complete which can range from less than a dollar a day to a few dollars a day.
Community Integrated Program (CIP): Consists of 1:1 or 1:3 ratio where participants meet in the community, work on social and vocational skills.
Supported Employment Group: These are mobile crews which can provide opportunities for integrated employment and work training in community work locations with ongoing supervision and support. Emphasis should be placed on supporting individuals in work activities of their choice, with the goal to reach their maximum level of independence. While performing paid work, individuals receive training in enhancing functioning in daily living, social, and communication skills and safety skills. Staff provides assistance in the development and implementation of each individual’s anticipated outcomes and actions that support those outcomes. Most Group sites operate five days per week and at least 6 hours per day. Sites vary based on the needs and agreements with the community business partners. If the consumer is 25 yrs old or above, he/she can participate in a sub-minimum wage group. If they are under 25, he/she must be determined non-CIE ready by the Department of Rehabilitation before he can participate in a sub-minimum wage group.
Supported Employment Individual: Minimum wage position in the community with a job coach support. Supported Employment services are typically funded through the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) at the beginning and then will be handed off to regional centers after 90 or 120 days.