Our Adult Day Program offers adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities the opportunity to receive pre-vocational training, community integration and day habilitation through a daily program of activities that develop skills in adaptive living, self-help, and personal awareness. Our person-centered approach focuses on individuals’ interests and goals, then provides in-center and community-based activities that allow them to attain those goals.

Two of our pre-vocational training opportunities include the Lawn and Garden Maintenance Service, where support coordinators train crew members to work on contracts within the community through referrals, publicity and word of mouth. The program provides skill development and offers individuals the opportunity for possible outside employment.

Another pre-vocational training takes place at The Arc Thrift Shop, located in Burlington City, NJ. Here, support coordinators help the men and women in the program learn the ins and outs of running a store: sorting goods and stocking shelves; interacting with shop customers; operating the cash register; and maintaining the facility.

All adult Day Program individuals also have the option of seeking employment in the community where, with staff guidance, they investigate job opportunities and receive staff support once a job is secured and fully learned. We also encourage community integration by exploring opportunities for volunteering at local sites like libraries and area nursing homes, maintaining our community garden plot, etc.

The Adult Day Program is eligible for funding through your Self-Directed Services budget, or through referral by your DDD case manager.

If you would like to know more about our adult care services or to schedule a visit, contact Charlene Tinnick, director of vocational and residential services, at    856-764-9494, ext. 110 or email to charlenet@arcofburlington.org