Adult Development Program
Employment & Community Integration
The Adult Development Program (ADP) is entirely community based, using person centered planning to develop employment and other life skills for the participants. Our “Pathways to Employment” component includes a Job Readiness Clinic which helps our participants find and keep employment and volunteer positions within the community. As a result, over 90% of the participants in this program have secured some form of employment. They are supported by job coaches 100% of the time, both at work and play. A 1:1 or 1:4 staff to participant ratio ensures that they have the required intensive support needed to reach their goals. Our job sites include such diverse places such as restaurants, a golf course, retirement communities, retail establishments, pet hotels, grocery stores, gyms, and children’s play facilities. They also volunteer at several local food banks, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and Working Wardrobes, for example. Job coaches also participate with them in classes at Saddleback College for their physical and educational enrichment. Our various clubs, such as Garden, Bingo, Dance, Crafts, Basketball and Sports help bring about exploration, growth and friendship.
- Community integration
- Varied ratios
- Community outing/activities, emphasizing social and safety skills
- Traditional enclaves for the development of job skills
- Promotion of personal growth through the attendance of local community colleges, developing life and social skills
- Pathways to employment
- Job seeking, support through working with participant’s soft skills, including interviewing and resume building
For more information, please contact Atrem Behmanesh at 949-837-7280 ext. 235.