The Arc Southern Maryland

The Arc Southern Maryland

Day Program and Community Learning Services

Day Program

The purpose of Day Services is to provide quality “day-habilitation” for people whose primary focus is on skills acquisition, and meaningful daytime activities. The mission of this program is to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to have a good quality of life. Within this program, a person can be exposed to many different opportunities, allowing for freedom of choice and an increase in independence. Day Services foster opportunities for growth by building upon each person’s abilities, desires, and dreams.

Recreational activities are scheduled with individual preference in mind and may include:

  • Music
  • Yoga
  • Arts
  • & more!

Community Learning Services (CLS)

The purpose of Community Learning Services is to provide quality “day-habilitation” services in integrated community settings for individuals currently unable to work due to their disability, age, or circumstances. Individual outcomes and paths to achieving these outcomes are determined through person-centered planning. Supports are developed to help individuals improve skills leading to community membership, health, and employability. The mission of Community Learning Services is to provide opportunities for people to have increased opportunity to improve their quality of life.

CLS activities may include:

  • Self-determination or self-advocacy training
  • Workshops and classes
  • Peer mentoring
  • Volunteer activities
  • Activities that promote health and socialization

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