Community Integration

Community Integration Services (CI): Now broken down into four components - ADVP, Seniors & Activities, Employment Transition, and School-to-Work. These services are available to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and are designed to enhance vocational skills/work readiness, personal enrichment/life skills, and to promote community integration and skills development to help with day-to-day issues related to working and supported employment.

Adult Development Vocational Program (ADVP)

A day program which provides organized developmental activities for adults with developmental disabilities to prepare the individual to live as independently as possible.  ADVP provides opportunities for the client's enjoyment of leisure activities and the development of community living skills, vocational adjustment, work activity training, and personal skills development.  

Our day support staff works closely with ADVP members to promote:

  • Integration into a manufacturing work setting
  • Preparatory job skills development for supported employment
  • Development of social skills, work habits and marketable job skills
  • Educational services such as compensatory education
  • Trial work experiences

ADVP-Our clients learn so much when taking care of a vegetable garden.

Seniors and Activities

This is also a day program that promotes and teaches our clients how to live full, responsible, and productive lives. Our clients are inspired to initiate and act upon personal choices in a supportive setting, to build a unique schedule of activities, and to acquire skills that will be useful in their daily lives at home, at work, and in their communities.

Our clients enjoy a variety of training and activities throughout the day:

  • Culture and arts training and exposure
  • Leisure skills training
  • Participation in creating work-based enterprise products that are designed and made by clients and marketed by various means
  • Transportation training and awareness
  • Integration into senior services and other community events
  • Nutrition and wellness awareness training

Employment Transition

A day program that helps clients develop the skills needed in the world of work. Our dedicated staff help identify current skills and level of experience in order to develop a customized program to meet the needs of our clients.

Our Employment Transition services include but are not limited to:

  • Personal enrichment and life skills training
  • Job-related supports to promote job retention
  • Recreational and leisure training
  • Volunteer work at local nonprofit and/or educational facilities


School-to-work is designed to aid in the transition from school into competitive employment; white enhancing workplace soft skills. Transition provides hands-on training for students who are in the last year of school and are working on a certificate of graduation. Students work in community based job sites to develop appropriate work skills and habits as they transition from school-to-work. This program is available in the Harnett County location only and is funded by Sandhills MCO.


Community Integration & Day Support Services

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