The mission of A.C.C.E.S.S. Academy Inc. is to assist students with disabilities in building life-long skills that will allow for optimal independence and participation within our community. Our services will consist of transition services, adult day training, life skills training, behavior therapy, respite care and more. Our core values are rooted in the belief that access is the key to full community life for children and adults with disabilities – one person at a time.
ADULT DAY TRAINING
A.C.C.E.S.S. Career Center is a vocational based Adult Day Training facility-based program for individuals with disabilities ages 18 and up. Our Day program is designed to assist individuals in the improvement and retention of skills necessary to be as independent as possible in their daily lives. We provide direct supervision as well as vocational training to implement person-centered goals based on the individual's wants and needs. We provide these services at a 1:1, 1:5 or 1:10 client to staff member ratio. A daily schedule is followed to ensure that everyone has a wide variety of activities. Some of our daily tasks include: social skills, exercise, arts/crafts, sensory time, hygiene skills, vocational skills, and more. We also enjoy accessing the community for volunteer opportunities or to work on some of our goals in real world situations.
The Center's vocational training program is a multi-tiered program for adults with developmental disabilities offering pre-vocational, vocational and employment training based on the individual needs and personal goals of the participants. Individualized training prepares many trainees for community-based employment while others find opportunities through The Center's in-house employment training programs.
The multi-tiered program design allows for individuals to train at their pace, set goals for employment and acquire valuable skills that contribute to their overall growth and development. The sense of pride and accomplishment felt by program participants does more than prepare them for employment, it prepares them for life by teaching skills that guide their personal choices and promote independence.
A.C.C.E.S.S. Academy is an intensive, hands on, career centered training program. We bring community resources into our program, train students on specific job related skills needed in today's top employable industries, and incorporate academic, social, and vocational tools necessary to promote independence and self-sufficiency.