Purpose: Preparing adults for community life

Criteria:
Adults (18+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders

Timeframe:
Year-round programming is available

The community campus provides structured community based experiences for adults (18+) with disabilities. Activities are designed to develop adaptive skills in order to increase independence in the community. Programs provide individualized participant-driven activities that lead to the acquisition of skills needed to prepare an individual for work and/or community involvement. The program is centrally located within the business district of Groton, which allows access to many resources, businesses, and activities. Individual programs may include socialization, leisure, recreation, independent living skills, adaptive skills, personal care, or pre-employment components. The facility is equipped with a full kitchen and laundry area. Technology is integrated into the program to offer increased opportunities for socialization and independence.

List of Programs

Day Support Option (DSO)
The DSO program is Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm Adults 21+ working towards independence. Email: KBlair@LHcampus.com to apply or learn more information

Community Transition Program
Students ages 18-21

After the academic requirements are met, a student may be able to receive services in the DSO program in order to ensure successful transition from a school-based program to the DSO with a future goal of independence. Email: KBlair@LHcampus.com to apply or learn more information

Respite Services
Monday through Friday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

The Respite Services consist of leisure activities within the program site and surrounding community, ensuring health and safety for all individuals. Staff to individual ratio: 1 to 6. For more information about Family Respite Services and funding go to www.ct.gov\dds. Email: KBlair@LHcampus.com to apply or learn more information

Evening Social Groups
Evenings and times vary

Social groups meet one night per week throughout the academic calendar year. Participants in these programs must be able to care for themselves and be independent in personal skills such as toileting and feeding. Group members participate in a local community setting and establish, build, and maintain friendships while building self-advocacy skills. We continually add new groups and are flexible in accommodating individuals that wish to attend a social program. Email: info@LHcampus.com to apply or learn more information