Community Day Services

Little City is dedicated to creating a healthy and stimulating balance of work, educational experiences and recreational opportunities for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The adults at Little City participate in a wide range of programs and flourish in settings that support their specific needs. Our Community Day Services provide adults with activities enabling them to become more independent, productive and integrated into the community.

Day Services Offered by Location

Countryside Center

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES
NEW HORIZONS
LIFE & VOCATIONAL SKILLS
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Lakeside Center

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES
NEW HORIZONS
LIFE & VOCATIONAL SKILLS
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Golden Opportunities

Golden Opportunities is designed to support senior adults (50 and older) with an individually tailored array of services that address their needs. This program is held in a social and safe environment designed to uphold and improve the quality of life of each participant. Activities vary each day and include everything from community volunteerism to activities designed to sharpen and maintain mental and physical skills. Staff provides individual advocacy assistance and connections to community professionals who offer healthcare, financial, legal, and residential services.

New Horizons

New Horizons is designed to primarily support individuals (18 and older) who have limited work skills or profound disabilities. The program’s major focus is activities that increase personal, social and educational development such as remedial education, community integration training, prevocational skills training, creative expression and training/assistance with personal care.

Life & Vocational Skills

The Vocational Skills program is designed to teach adults (18 and older) self-help skills, social and communication skills, and a variety of leisure and work skills through training opportunities in a safe and structured environment.
Participants are assessed for proper job preferences and capability and are paid for their completed work. Additionally, instructional support is offered to assist individuals learn new work tasks, positive workplace habits and to be as productive as possible.

The Life Skills program is designed to enhance self-advocacy, communication and independence through an array of structured classes, experiential learning opportunities and community integration. Participants are engaged in activities such as cooking, music, community planning and physical fitness as well as opportunities to learn more about rights, responsibilities and relationships.

Employee Development Services

he Employee Development Services (EDS) Program develops skilled employees (18 and older) through a diversified and accessible transitional training program. EDS assists individuals seeking employment to develop or reestablish basic interpersonal skills, attitudes, and work behaviors needed to achieve positive employment outcomes. EDS emphasizes engagement techniques designed to maximize staff and participant interaction. The ultimate goal of EDS is to prepare individuals to transition to Little City’s Employment First Program and to eventually become active job seekers in the community with competitive, paid work.

Autism Spectrum Engagement

Autism Spectrum Engagement (ASE) is designed to maximize staff and participant interaction for adults (18 and older) on the autism spectrum. Through a structured environment, participants are offered support in life skill development, social skill acquisition, sensory feedback experience and behavioral modification to promote personal growth, social inclusion, community integration and overall independence.

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Center for the Arts

Little City’s renowned Center for the Arts (CFA) is an award-winning program that provides new possibilities for communication and expression. The center cultivates an individual’s unique talent and creates a sense of empowerment and accomplishment.

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Horticulture

The horticulture program at Little City helps develop numerous skills in gardening and landscaping through four main teaching aspects: general horticulture skills, the life cycle of plants, care, and maintenance of indoor plants and outdoor gardening. Participants work in a team environment to maintain a garden and engage in social interaction with volunteers. Through instructional classes, participants have full involvement in the planning, planting, and care of two fields in which they grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.

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“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services