For many adults with developmental disabilities, holding a typical 8-hour job can be extremely hard. This can not only leave them dependent on someone else for their living costs, it can also contribute to frustration levels and leave them feeling depressed. But with our community learning services, these individuals – our clients -- gain skills that can be used to benefit members of the community and build self-esteem. So what is community learning? Read on to find out!
Community Learning Services
When adults with disabilities are not able to hold a full-time position, another alternative is community learning services (CLS). CLS is for those who are not able to develop skills in the workforce but who want to be active in their community. These activities help cultivate community connections, promote positive personal growth, and perhaps boost their pursuit of part-time employment options. Every member of the CLS program receives a schedule based on their needs and preferences. So how do these services work?
While participating in CLS services, adults with developmental disabilities enjoy many different experiences. They will be guided and supported by a staff member as they attend different events and training sessions. Our aim is to help them select and participate in classes, seminars, workshops, or community-based recreational events. We can also help them participate in volunteer activities that could help to develop and improve work habits and behaviors. We seek to enhance their social networking abilities by participating in community-based clubs and organizations. These activities build their social skills while getting them involved in their community. For more information on participating in our community learning services program, call Family Service Foundation today!
Welcome to Family Service Foundation, Inc.!
Family Service Foundation, Inc. has been serving the greater Maryland area since 1936. This nonprofit organization helps Maryland residents across a span of different areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and provides interpretation for deaf and deaf-blind individuals. To learn more about autism spectrum disorder or developmental disabilities, visit here. Do you “Follow” and “Like?” Be sure to stay active on our official pages for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest today!