In our Adult Developmental Activities (ADA) program, we provide services for numerous individuals whose primary needs are developmental in nature. In this program, our consumers learn not only adult daily living skills such as hand washing and tooth brushing, but communication, socialization, and leisure skills as well. We pride ourselves in addressing the needs of the ‘whole individual.’
Many of our clients display evidence of sensory integration deficits, meaning that when sensory input is not processed properly, their responses are often inappropriate. Historically, many behaviors inherent to those in the severe and profound range, such as self-stimulatory actions or physical aggression, have been considered maladaptive. We now know, however, that often these behaviors are not physiological at all, but rather indicators of these deficits.
Community based habilitation (offers individual or in a group setting) and services provided outside of the participants home that support learning and assistance in the areas; self-care, sensory/motor development, socialization, daily living skills, communication, community living, and social skills. Community based activities are intended to build relationships and natural supports.
The Creative Concepts (Art Program) focuses on stimulating the creative spirt. It has been recognized as a way of enhancing self-confidence, teaching problem solving skills, fostering relaxation, and encouraging self-expression. Paladin’s Creative Concepts program does all of that and more. Our participants learn everything from parameters of the graphic art to advance glass fusing in our large kiln. Classes have been given using various media, in drawing, painting, sculpting, fabric art, jewelry making, floral arrangements, furniture painting, mosaics and glass fusing.