Day Services For Adults provides intensive training to approximately 140 individuals with severe, profound, and multiple disabilities to increase independence and inclusion in their communities.
Activities center on personal interests and include daily living skills, recreation and leisure activities, self-advocacy skills, and accessing community resources. A gerontology program is available for older adults and those experiencing dementia.
Key aspects of this program include the following:
- Person-centered activities that reflect the strengths, interests, desires, and challenges of the client
- A primary focus on active participation for each client
- Engaging community outings
- Majority of classrooms are maintained at a ratio of 4:1
- Medication assistance and monitoring, along with personal care assistance
- Communication training provided
- 96% of participants with health-related goals achieved their goals.
- 84% of participants with communication goals achieved their goals.
Located at 615 W. Virginia Street, Evansville, IN 47710. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Services are provided for adults of all ages.
Service providers work together so that the best service is received in all areas of the client’s life. Collaboration among service providers ensures shared clients are given the best overall service. The collaboration may include services such as program coordination, home life, health and wellness, and day service. Teams meet semi-annually to evaluate client progression and are in regular communication with one another.
Numerous volunteer sites are available for individuals from the Day Services For Adults program to choose from. The Arc of Evansville has a strong working relationship with many non-profits, and we work together to build a community that values all individuals. Community interaction assists clients in:
- Building social skills
- Improving independence
- Strengthening self-confidence
The Day Services For Adults program follows best practices in the field of service delivery for people with disabilities. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), whose purpose is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services.