The objective of the ADT Program is to strengthen communication, daily living, and social skills to enhance decision-making, independence, and self-advocacy.
How does it work?
Loveland’s ADT Program equips individuals with tools that will improve decision-making, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, and interaction with the community. This is done by taking into account every individual’s unique capabilities and the diversity of their background in ways that maximizes their strengths and abilities.
Why choose Loveland’s ADT?
Choice is at this program’s core. Participants have the option to fully customize their schedule from a select group of programs and experiential learning opportunities to facilitate achieving individual goals. Each program has the opportunity to enhance the participants development of their life skills through experiential and community integration activities.
Programs include, but not limited to:
Strengthens continued education in a variety of skills including sign language, Spanish, money skills, current events, social studies, library exploration and other participant-driven subjects.
Advocate, Communicate & Express (ACE)
Teaches self-advocacy, appropriate communication skills and self-expression. The skills used in ACE help to encourage individuals to speak up for themselves and understand their rights.
Fosters an individual's creativity. Expression through many different mediums include Mosaics, painting, 3D art sculptures, drawings, jewelry making and crafts.
Develops computer skills such as typing, accessing and navigating the internet, as well as internet safety, and learning to research topics of interest. Access to different websites or games that encourage reading, mathematics, or hand-eye coordination through mouse control are used.
Encourages participants to maintain a healthier and more active lifestyle. Swimming, walking, dancing, and riding stationary bikes are some of the cardiovascular activities. Optional weekly weigh-ins help track progress.
Health & Safety
Focuses on community awareness, disaster preparedness, horticulture, personal health and hygiene, and social and emotional well-being.
Open Learning Center
Reinforces practical life skills through activities that include reviewing local, regional and national current events with newspaper review. The cooking portion of this class includes setting a weekly budget, coupon clipping, grocery shopping, food preparation, cooking, baking, and cleaning. Participants also learn how to properly use appliances such as the stove, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
Established for individuals who have never been to an ADT or who are recent high school graduates. The participants are with the same instructor all day and partake in all activities that Loveland has to offer. This class was formulated to help foster the transition between a school setting and an ADT.
Today & Tomorrow
Designed for individuals that require a higher level of need and assistance. Individuals in this program are typically at a higher staff to participant ratio.