Adult Day Treatment Program (DTA)

Our Adult Day Treatment Program (DTA) is a program funded through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) for adults with disabilities age 18 and over.

What is L.I.F.E.'s Adult Program?

Our Adult Day Treatment Program (DTA) is a program funded through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) for adults with disabilities age 18 and over.

INDIVIDUALIZED GOALS

All DTA consumers are assessed using the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) to help inform the creation of individualized goals for their planning document.

AFLS Assesses 17 Skill Areas:

  • Money Skills
  • Time Skills
  • Phone Skills
  • Health and Safety and First Aide Skills
  • Basic Communication
  • Social Awareness and Manners
  • Cooking Skills: Kitchen/Lunch Room
  • Meals at Home
  • Dishes
  • Kitchen Skills
  • Self-Management Skills
  • Leisure
  • Clothing and Laundry
  • Community Knowledge
  • Shopping
  • Eating in Public
  • Basic Mobility

Progress Monitoring:

  • Monthly reports on goal progress are sent home to families.
  • We do our best to attend planning meetings that are held every 90 days by a consumer’s DDD support coordinator.

DTA FACILITIES

Consumers work on their individualized goals in 7 physical areas in the DTA program with support provided as needed from Direct Support Professionals (DSP).

Room 1: Time, phone, and money skills
Room 2: Community knowledge and safety
Room 3: Basic communication
Kitchen: Kitchen skills like cooking, dining, and food management

Laundry Room: Clothing and laundry skills
Outdoor Garden Area, Sports Court, Swimming Pool:
Gardening, animal care, sports, exercise, and swimming
Community Places

COMMUNITY OUTINGS

Our consumers research and vote on where they would like to go each month. Examples of past outings:

  • Movies theater

  • Bowling

  • Grocery shopping

  • Zoo

  • Library

  • Museums

  • Goodwill

ENHANCEMENTS

Our DTA consumers also have the opportunity to participant in program enhancements like:

  • Weekly group Music Therapy sessions

  • Weekly Mindful Movement classes

  • Bi-monthly art lessons

  • Gardening in our in-ground gardens and garden boxes and harvesting produce to make new recipes

  • Tending chickens and selling their eggs to families and staff

FUN FRIDAYS

Who doesn’t want to have fun on Fridays? Our consumers are no exception. These are some activities they like to participate in:

  • Karaoke

  • Dance parties

  • Social games: “Minute it to Win It”, get to know you games, relay races, team building games etc.

DTA LEADERSHIP

ASHLEY WATZKE
ASHLEY WATZKEManager of Day Treatment and Training- DTA, DTT, DTS
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RENEE VALENCIA
RENEE VALENCIALead Paraprofessional of Adult Day Treatment Program (DTA)
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