Empowering Individual Growth and Development
The Adult Residential Program at The Center for Discovery offers unique models of living for individuals with complex conditions including medical frailties and Autism Spectrum Disorders who are over the age of 21. This program is designed to accommodate varying levels of independence, and emphasizes personal progression, individual preferences, and community participation through a range of enriching and therapeutic experiences. The HealthE7 model of care provides the foundation for adult program development.
The program emphasizes individual preferences and community participation by providing a wide variety of activities that enhance and support individuals to achieve their full potential.
Opportunities include participation with businesses on Main Street; creating pottery, fiber arts, and other artisanal crafts; and contributing to the Center’s organic farming and community supported agriculture programs in a variety of ways. Leisure activities such as outdoor recreation, swimming, exercise classes, choir, concerts and sporting events, and enrichment classes are just some of the many experiences for personal growth and well-being.
The Center is working to advance more innovative residential models, with appreciation for the ways in which architecture can be designed to foster both independence and a deeper connection to others.
The primary focus of advancement for the adult program is personal biography. The adult program aims to explore lifespan development through identifying and qualifying what makes an individual healthy, independent and empowered.