Adult Developmental Training

The needs of individuals over the age of eighteen with severe disabilities are addressed in the Adult Developmental Training Program. Goals include achieving self-sufficiency by mastering practical life skills and furthering proficiency in vocational tasks.

A major emphasis is placed on the instruction of daily living skills such as personal hygiene, meal preparation, housekeeping, and experience in community interaction. Arts and crafts, music and other recreational activities are incorporated in the daily schedule.

Vocational task training is designed to increase the attention span and improve gross and fine motor coordination. Sorting, matching, packaging and other work related skills are practiced on a consistent basis. When participants have mastered basic work skills and meet established criteria, they are eligible to progress into other vocational programs.

Population Served:
Persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

Admission requirements:
• Have an intellectual and/or developmental disability
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Submit the required referral information
• Be a resident of the Southwest Chicago or South Suburban area
• Be eligible to receive Medicaid assistance
• Be able to profit from enrollment in our program
• Participate in an evaluation which will include functional assessments and vocational evaluation

Costs of Services:
If you are enrolled in a Waiver Program which funds Day services, no fees are required to obtain these services. All participation fees are paid by the Department of Human Services on your behalf.

If you do not yet receive funding support through a benefit program, our private pay program is available for your use. Please speak with our Intake Manager to discuss current private pay rates.

Referral Sources:
We receive referral information from Pre Admission Screening (PAS) Agencies across the Metropolitan Chicago area.

For more program information contact Debbie Sample, Program Manager @ 708-425-3344 ext. 234 or email request to dsample@parklawn.com. Inquiries regarding placement information should be directed to Debra Lechuga, Intake Coordinator @ 708-425-7377 ext. 226 or dlechuga@parklawn.com.