Community Based Day Support
Community Based Day Support Services are designed to provide various community supports and training for people with developmental disabilities. Services provide the opportunity to enthusiastically engage in and enjoy a number of community activities while promoting independence. Supports are provided in the following areas: Community Skill Building and Integration; Education; Employment Training; Volunteer Opportunities.
To qualify for Community Based Day Supports, a person must be at least 22 years of age, and qualify for services through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
The program operates Monday-Friday. Program hours are 6 hours daily, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
AEI supports are provided by skilled staff members in a structured group setting. These programs are designed around the person's goals, interests and ability levels to ensure they receive the services that are most meaningful to them.
Staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid, NVMAB and MAP. The CBDS staff and clients work with a licensed behavioral clinician to provide clinical consultation, who helps provide guidance based on individual needs.
AEI's CBDS program provides activities conducive to the development of interpersonal and social skills critical to positive community interaction. Participants work on the development of life skills and learn to share the company of others in their community. Activities include community outings, education, employment training, volunteering opportunities, cooking groups and exercise programs.
- Parks & Recreational Areas
- Participation in local YMCA exercise programs
- Plays at local theaters
- Seasonal Activities
- Sporting Events
Cooking Groups & Exercise Classes
- Computer Class
- Human Rights
- Life Skills
- Money Management
- Nutrition & Food Preparation
Individuals are paid at least minimum wage while participating in employment training. Jobs and skills include, but are not limited to:
- Landscaping: Raking, Lawn Care, Gardening
- Janitorial Skills: Sweeping, Mopping, Cleaning, Trash Removal
- Keep North Attleboro Beautiful
- Local Food Banks
- Kid's Summer Cafe
- Mansfield Shredding
- Meals on Wheels
- New Hope
- Visiting Nurses Association