Adult Program General Information

Adult Developmental Training Program Hours:  Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


New Horizon Center’s Developmental Training program offers training opportunities with an emphasis on reinforcing functional skills. On an annual basis, an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) is developed and implemented. Adults can expect to receive program components that allow them to become independent in self-help skills, including:

  • Intensive use of Augmentative Communication Systems for language development

  • Functional daily living skills, such as: basic housekeeping, laundry, menu planning, preparation of simple meals and snacks, grocery shopping, etc.

  • Community-based curriculum highlighting recreational and community resources that foster learning and proper use of leisure time

  • Technology program that provides access to adaptive computers and switches, specialized programs that reinforce sequencing of developmental learning and communication alternatives

  • Gross motor activities that emphasize coordination and balance skills, including an exercise program that promotes a healthy lifestyle

  • Decision-making opportunities that offer choices throughout the program day

  • Home-based facilitation services 


Values: The values reinforced to the adults in our program include that they

  • Are valued members of their families and communities

  • Can exercise their full civil and human rights as citizens in their local communities and the State of Illinois

  • Make choices for themselves

  • Have the opportunity to grow and develop throughout their lives

  • Participate in all aspects of community life

  • Value self-sufficiency and personal security

  • Have a role in deciding their future


Special Activities include:

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Community Fieldtrips

  • Exercise Programs

  • Lunch Program

  • Outdoor Gardening

  • Theatre Activities

  • Music Therapy

Home Base Service Facilitation

New Horizon Center offers Home Base Service Facilitation (HBS) for individuals who have been approved for the Home Base Program. The facilitator works with families and individuals to develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP) that can provide a full spectrum of services and choices. The plan is developed and customized for the individual’s specific needs. Additionally, the facilitator coordinates resources to help the individual remain within the family structure. 

Contact Stephanie Coppola at 773-286-6226 ext. 223.

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