ADULT DAY PROGRAM
Every individual at The Center for Pursuit has the opportunity to enhance their life with the skills and education to live a fulfilling life. The Adult Day Program is a licensed DAHS Individual Skill and Socialization program providing classes, activities, and outings on and offsite to enrich and strengthen the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), autism, and other similar conditions. Our program is divided into three specialized divisions – Pursuit Learning Academy, Adult Activity Center, and Memory Care – each designed to address the unique needs of our community members. Our dedicated and well-trained staff are equipped to provide personalized care and support while promoting independence, growth, and choice. By enriching the lives of our participants, all divisions strive to create a positive and fulfilling experience for everyone involved.
Pursuit Learning Academy (PLA)
The Pursuit Learning Academy (PLA) provides classes, activities, and outings on and offsite to enrich and strengthen the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), autism, and other similar conditions. The PLA was developed using a specialized curriculum and instructional practices that meet each adult’s academic, vocational, or independent living needs and interests. By making choices and gaining independence, our clients feel empowered to continue growing individually and with their community.
PLA CLASSES AND OFFERINGS
Self-Advocacy and Communication
Participants learn how to advocate for their needs and wants by growing helpful communication strategies.
Current Events and Literacy
Participants understand, interpret, and communicate current events and short stories using state-of-the-art assistive technology.
Participants have the opportunity to learn money management skills, become organized, and expand their financial knowledge.
Community Living Skills
This class offers participants the opportunity to explore various community establishments. They also learn about different signs, locations in the area, transportation, and more to navigate successfully in the community.
Community Outings – Participants have the opportunity to take daily outings.
Independent Living Skills
Participants engage in various activities such as cooking, cleaning, etc. to practice skills that can build independence at home.
Cooking Club – Participants learn valuable cooking skills, explore cooking materials, see local ingredients in the classroom, and practice cooking a new recipe each week.
Bloom is a holistic fitness program offering in-person and on-demand classes specifically designed to motivate adults with IDD to engage in a lifetime of fitness and community. Bloom provides an invitation and self-environment to exercise and learn about healthy lifestyle choices. Participants can choose to take part in yoga, cycling, dance, strength (standing & seated), and more.
Social Skills – Interpersonal Skills
Participants work together as a group on a variety of activities including puzzles, games, etc. to practice and enhance their social skills.
Coffee Club – Grows friendships and provides a sense of community.
Caring Critters – Animal assisted therapy visits every other week.
Structured Leisure Activities
Participants explore a variety of activities related to recreation, leisure, and the Arts.
Movie Club – Participants watch and discuss a movie of their choice.
Introduction to Technology
Participants learn basic computer literacy skills through fun projects and activities.
Computer Club – Interested participants are able to spend additional time learning and enjoying computer activities.
Adult Activity Center (AAC)
Having the right support during life’s biggest transitions is essential for everyone. Since its inception, The Center for Pursuit has provided services and programs to help individuals with IDD and autism, and their families face life changes with the proper guidance and resources.
The Center for Pursuit’s Adult Activity Center (AAC) provides interactive activities in a group setting for individuals who have transitioned from high school through adulthood. Participants who attend AAC may have medical needs, require assistance with their activities of daily living, or need more general support. Our instructors are trained and skilled professionals who provide support for these needs to make every individual feel comfortable to take ownership of their independence.
Onsite and Offsite Activities
Each participant in AAC is invited to interact in crafts, games, group activities, movies, stories, cooking, and other forms of fun daily. They can also choose to engage with the world around them by getting involved in offsite community activities. Each activity builds the essential life skills they need in everyday life. Life skills activities are also a component of the AAC for participants to learn lessons that can be applied every day.
Skills Lab, is a hub that provides assistance for several tasks that help individuals enhance their life and pre-vocational skills. Participants will have the opportunity to use the Skills Lab during the day while at the day service program.
The Center for Pursuit proudly provides memory care services to individuals with IDD, autism, and similar conditions in the greater Houston area.
Memory Care is offered at The Center for those experiencing memory decline due to aging or with a confirmed diagnosis of dementia. Various sensory, engaging, and consistent activities are provided in a group setting with peers with similar memory needs.
Our instructors are trained and certified in dementia care for those with IDD through the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG). They also provide support for any medical needs and activities of daily living.
Individuals attending Memory Care are invited to participate in daily activities in a safe and comfortable environment. There are various onsite and offsite activities individuals can choose from including stories, crafts, games, group activities, movies, cooking, and more. Life skills activities are also practiced to help reduce any further memory challenges.