Day Program

Program for Consumers:

Employment Services. Computer Skills Development. Behavior Management. Literacy Development. Creative Arts. Health and Wellness. Community Involvement.

Program Objectives:

How The Program Works: PTC tailors Support and Services to meet each person's needs and preferences and can change as the individual does. Our goals and objectives promote consumer's free will, Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy – We want to teach our clientele new interpersonal skills and practice these skills by participating in People First Meetings, agency Governance meetings, Support Groups, and on-site support groups. PTC strive to expanded Literacy Skills – Develop expanded knowledge, skills and abilities in reading, writing, math, computer use, expressive arts and crafts, history, science, world cultures, politics, and more. We offer Community Involvement – Visit local areas of interest, explore museums, libraries, art exhibits, get a volunteer or paid job. Learn to use public transportation independently and receive the support needed to be successful in these pursuits. Health and Well Being – Learn about physical, mental, spiritual, sexual health, staying safe and emergency preparedness. Attend routine medical appointments during program hours. Sample of a typical day at Pathway To Choices Day Program.

How Does Program Work?

Consumers visit the program site during normal operating hours on at least two occasions. Agency staff may choose to visit the consumer at other locations to determine if a potential match between the two exists. If there is a potential match, program staff completes an in depth assessment of consumer needs/desires for support and may invite the Consumer to participate in a 30-day trial period.

During the 30-day trial period, the consumer is free to explore program offerings, develop interests and/or support plan goals and determine if he/she likes the program. Pathway to Choices Day Services determines if the agency can meet the consumer's desires and needs on a long term basis.

If a good match exists, Pathway to Choices Day Services will offer the consumer a space in the program. A formal Individual Service Plan will be developed before the end of the trial period. Program staff in conjunction with the Consumer; his/her support team, Regional Center Case Manager, and as needed a Certified Behavior Analyst, will develop a formal Individual service plan to direct long term services to be provided. Each morning, the consumer will meet with an Instructor and determine which ISP goals/objectives he/she will work toward that day. Based upon this discussion, the consumer will sign up for and participate in classes on or off-site for the day.

Instructors provide support and training toward Individual Support Plan Goals and Objectives based upon teaching techniques that are specially geared toward each person's learning needs and style. Teaching tools utilized may include but are not necessarily limited to: textbooks, workbooks, magazines, videotapes, games, communication, role-playing, support groups, writing, art, and may center on themes such as culture, seasons, etc.

Goals and Objectives:

- Tailored Supports and Services meet each person's needs and preferences and change as the individual does.

- Choice, Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy – Consumers learn new interpersonal skills and practice these skills by participating in People First Meetings, agency Governance meetings, Support Groups, and on-site support groups.

- Expanded Literacy Skills – Each person served develops expanded knowledge, skills and abilities in reading, writing, math, computer use, expressive arts and crafts, history, science, world cultures, politics, and more.

- Community Involvement – Everyone served visits local areas of interest, explores museums, libraries, art, and as desired, gets a volunteer or paid job. Each person uses public transportation independently to the extent possible to get to and from program and/or to various community locations.

- Health and Well Being – Learn about physical, mental, spiritual, sexual health, staying safe and emergency preparedness. Attend routine medical appointments during program hours.

- Pathway to Choices – Each person served receives the support needed and desired to be successful in each of the pursuits that he/she decides to participate in during day program hours. This success leads to the person making positive choice in all areas of his/her life.

What We Offer

- Employment Services: Exploring Career Interests, Job Searching, Resume Writing, Completing Job Applications, How to Contact Employers, Interviewing Skills, On-The-Job Training and Support for Volunteer or Paid Work.

- Computer Skills Development: Typing, Resume Writing, Basic Word Processing and/or Database Skills, Internet Searches.

- Behavior Management: Being Part of a Community in a Supportive Environment, Developing New Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Participating in Groups.

- Literacy Development: Beginning to Advanced Reading, Writing, Math, Arts, History, Science, Politics, Current Events and World Cultures.

- Creative Arts: Games, Arts, Crafts and Hobbies. Computer Games, Music, Pottery, Painting, Gardening, Singing.

- Health and Wellness: Physical Exercise, Nutrition, Relationships, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness.

- Community Involvement: Using public transportation, Making Friends, Puppy Therapy, Library Services, Friendly Visitors and Job Development.

Typical Day at Pathway to Choices:

9am

Arrive to program

9am-9:30am

Check-In with Instructor

9:30am-11:30am

Art Class – Tile Mosaic Self-Portrait

10am

Snack (provided by Pathway to Choices)

11:30am-12pm

Employment Class –
Job Searching on the Internet

11:30am-12pm

Leisure/Transition Time

12pm-1pm

Lunch

1pm-2pm

Music Class – Exploring Jazz – Listening and Playing

2pm-3pm

Exercise Class – Basketball – Consumers vs. Staff

3pm

Depart for Home