Bridges Day Program
At the Springfield Lake pavilion Evie and Charlie from the Ardmore/Bridges program jammed to the touring percussionist Elec Simon! They had a blast dancing and even getting up and playing with the drum sticks along with Simon.
Offering Adult Day Services and Vocational Development
The Bridges program is designed to provide purposeful day activities and supports to individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
This is accomplished by developing a “menu” of activities from which participants can choose to participate in skill reinforcement activities, group activities, exercise groups, reading a book, doing puzzles, working with a computer, and therapeutic recreation/leisure activities may also be available.
The program strives to provide activities that incorporate practical life experiences, which are person centered and supported by the participant's ISP Plans. The program was developed around the “small" group model of approximately 6-12 participants and 1-2 facilitators, depending on the need of the group.
The Bridges program also works cooperatively with the University of Akron's College for Nursing and with their School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Nursing students visit one time a week and run a "well-check" clinic and a health education class. The speech and language students are completing their masters and while with us they assist with program activities and assist with enhancing communication needs of our participants.
The Bridges Program can also be your
first step to community employment! Through the Bridges Program
individuals interested/identified for community employment can begin to
build skills necessary for successful employment. Individuals seeking
employment will work on developing or improving vocational skills like:
attendance, productivity, appearance, punctuality,
attitude/interaction/cooperation and safety. Once these skills are
learned they will work with our Vocational Development Department staff
to identify, explore and obtain employment.
For additional information please Contact Us.