Adult Day Training (ADT) services support the participation of individuals in daily, valued routines of the community. ADT services stress training in the activities of daily living, self-advocacy, adaptive and social skills. ADT is provided Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 2 PM. Training is provided on a one-on-one basis and in small groups. A variety of classes are offered such as academic, computer, cooking, hygiene and grooming, safety, and many others.
Instructors from South Florida State College also provide Adult Basic Education classes on site. Activities in the community are also offered. These include trips to the library, health clubs, and volunteer opportunities at nursing homes and animal shelters.
For those who are interested, vocational training is offered in work-like settings. Ridge Area Arc provides ADT services at two sites: The Training Center and the Avon Park Resale Store.
The Arc’s Training Center has a vocational training component known as Mobile Lawn Crew. Individuals train to improve skills, behaviors, productivity, and work quality. Individuals receive pay based on their productivity.
Eligibility requirements: 16 years of age and over. Refer to Enrollment and Eligibility.