The IDD Program is Making Masks
As everyone is working to support the mask mandate, folks in Chartiers Center’s ATF are getting involved and making their own tie-dye version. The program is open and everyone is wearing their newly designed masks.
Chartiers’ IDD Program Exploring New Adventures
Recently the IDD Program, located in Dormont, has been very busy integrating community opportunities and exploring their creative side. Below are pictures from the Memorial Day picnic. Each of the games were adapted by the staff and the individuals helped with the finished products. Who wouldn’t want a chance to play Jenga with 12 pack pop boxes, or play Kerplunk and mini-golf. The smiles tell the story!
Pinewood Derby With Friends from the Boy Scouts
Yes You Can Dance
The group, Yes You Can Dance, paid a visit to the program and everyone took their turn on the dance floor!
Adult Training Facility
This center is located in Dormont and supports programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. The upstairs program is work orientation program that provides work skills training for on-site contract work and supported employment in the community. The emphasis is job readiness and employment skills. An employment coach is available to provide assistance with community placements.
The downstairs program serves seniors and others with physical limitations or medical needs. The program explores leisure time activities. Both programs support individual’s safety and wellness goals, and provide opportunities for socialization, daily living skills and recreation activities.
Every week new theme based activities are incorporated into the program that includes:
Artistic Expression, Cooking Classes, Gardening, Music, Therapy Dogs, Exercise Groups and Yoga and community integration.
- iPad Technology – IPad’s are very popular among the groups and use mainstream technology to enhance daily programming that will connect clients to the community they live in and allow them to share in the world of multi-media learning.
Chartiers’ Lifesharing Program is a residential alternative for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to live with host families in Allegheny County. The families help the individuals manage their daily living needs, work schedules and social activities. The program also provides respite care and a monthly stipend for the families.
Chartiers Center’s IDD Program has streamlined our referral process and the intake packet. For ISC’s looking to make referrals, please complete the new 1 page referral form. IDD Referral Form
If you have questions related to the program and/or the referrals process please call Bryan at 412 344-7155.