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Community Day Services Program

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

Adult Developmental Training Program Hours:

Monday through Friday:

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.