Adult Day Program
Els for Autism Adult Day Program provides evidence-based, learning experiences on The Els Center of Excellence campus and in the community for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, ages 21 and older, who have completed K-12 school services. This program will build on each participant’s individualized strengths supporting the development and practice of social skills, independent living skills, safety skills and engagement within integrated activities in the community so that they can achieve greater independence and live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Els for Autism is dedicated to providing adults with ASD and other developmental disabilities an environment that supports learning, self-determination, and personal growth.
The Adult Day Program is designed for individuals whose primary needs are for socialization, recreation, pre-vocational skills, and community involvement. Because the off-campus training program is conducted in the community, participants should be able to follow simple one-step directions (verbal or visual), use conventional coping strategies to communicate frustration/anger, and have no recent history or incidences of elopement, aggression, or property destruction. Participants must be able to use a public restroom and feed independently or must bring a 1:1 same-sex companion for assistance. In addition, participants must be able to endure warm weather when commuting to and from the van during hot weather months and participate in group activities outdoors.
Our program currently accepts private pay only. Our goal is to become Medicaid Waiver billable in 2022.
For more information on the Adult Day Program, contact:
Day Program Coordinator
Phone: (561) 252-8891
Trudi Zayac, MSW/MA
Director of Adult Services