Combines classroom instruction with community integration and vocational development.
- Adult Development Center
- Community Inclusion Services
- Seniors Program
Offers people with disabilities the opportunity to learn essential work skills while earning a paycheck in a friendly and supportive environment. While working at the Activity Center, The Arc of San Diego provides support and ongoing assessment in the following areas:
- Vocational skills Enhancement and Development
- Communication Skills
- Appropriate Worksite Social Skills
The program focuses on the individual to meet his or her full vocational and employment potential. For many, the Activity Center is the first step toward transitioning to community employment.
About Arc North County
At Arc North County, we serve adults 22 years and older and provide three day programs according to each person's individual needs. We currently serve 60 clients in our day programs and 92 clients in our activity center. The day programs include on-site and community-based experiences as well as vocational development and work opportunities. Our services include individual assessment, instruction, and ongoing support. Each program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring or maintaining self-help skills that enable them to be more independent, achieve their personal goals, and/or develop their participation in the community.
The Adult Development Center (ADC) is geared to provide services for people with disabilities that may need more assistance with personal hygiene, mobility, social, safety, and communication skills. There is one instructor for every four participants (1:4) and a typical day includes a morning social time, sensory room activities, gardening, computer, art, music, and cooking classes. This group also goes into the community at least two hours each week with an aide to assist with community skills.
Community Inclusion Services (CIS) takes people into the community for the majority of the day where they learn vital skills such as using public transportation, developing shopping skills, volunteering at nonprofits and/or working in their local area.
The Seniors Program promotes healthy living and provides ongoing support in the area of nutrition and physical exercise. We tailor our services to meet the individual needs and wants of our seniors with community outings to museums, casinos, shopping locations, senior centers, restaurants, day trips, and volunteering opportunities. All outings are based on the interests and desires of the people we service.
The Activity Center focuses on the individual to meet his or her full vocational and employment potential. For many, the Activity Center is the first step toward transitioning to community employment.
One of the highlights of Arc North County is our intergenerational program with Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. This program helps both school students and Arc clients learn from each other.