Adult Day Training (ADT) is a life skills development program that concentrates on strengthening and improving communication, daily living, and social skills to enhance decision-making, independence, and self-advocacy.
Loveland implements its “Dare to Dream (link to “Dare to dream pdf) model in order to embrace every individual’s unique capabilities and the diversity of their background in ways that maximize their strengths and abilities.
Through an implemented curriculum and weekly developed calendars, participants can navigate their way to build upon a number of life skills. For example: over the course of one week, a group of participants will begin discussing menu ideas for a meal they will prepare by the end of the week. Team building and cooperation is critical as the group decides what to cook. After deciding on the meal, research into the recipe begin and a shopping list is created. Participants will then travel to their closest grocery store and learn how to properly select ingredients for freshness, safety, and on a budget. Now the fun begins of kicking off the meal preparation, followed by gathering around to enjoy the meal together.
Loveland works to break down everyday tasks to reinforce the building blocks of independence. In that one week, participants worked on cooperation; advocacy skills; money management; planning and preparedness; community safety; social skills; kitchen safety; and a variety of daily living skills.