Programs

Adult Life Enrichment (ALE)

One of the greatest challenges for families of adults with moderate to severe disabilities is finding a program that can meet the developmental, physical, and behavioral needs of their family member. The Arc offers community-based programs that provide a range of services needed to continue the level of learning these young adults experienced while in school.

What's ALE?

The Arc’s Adult Life Enrichment program provides day habilitation activities for adults (ages 18 and up) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in an environment conducive to growth and socialization. Participants are offered a variety of structured activities based on individual interests, skills, and abilities. 

Each day, our team delivers six hours of thoughtfully designed programming intended to address the mental, emotional, physical, and social needs of the adults The Arc serves. Topics include functional life skills (cleaning the house, doing the dishes, etc.), enrichment activities like art, dance, and music, and health and wellness (fitness classes, nutrition workshops, etc.).  

The ALE program is the participants’ primary connection to community integration through opportunities to develop and practice life and social skills. Their experiences lay the groundwork for participants to have more fulfilling relationships, find meaningful work (both paid and volunteer), and reach their maximum level of independence. 

Our Staff

At The Arc, we know that in order to provide excellent services, you have to have a great team of staff. To that end, we constantly invest in staff training that will expand their toolkits to enable them to provide quality and innovative care to the individuals in our programs. We value a community of continuous learning and partner with subject matters experts who provide trainings on a variety of topics such as: basic medical supports, positive behavior supports, and emergency preparedness.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a diagnosis of an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD), autism spectrum, or dual diagnosis with I/DD
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have state program funding or the ability to pay privately for program fees
  • ALE Application
  • ALE Application (Spanish)

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