Adult Developmental Vocational Program
The Adult Developmental Vocational Program (ADVP) provides an organized program of developmental activities for adults 16 years of age or older, who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Included are services and activities designed to establish and/or maintain behaviors which are as culturally normative as possible. This is accomplished through a structured program adaptable to each person's individual needs. Based on a formal evaluation of each consumer, an individual habilitation plan is developed with trainee involvement. Training in:
- Self-help skills
- Social adjustment
- Vocational adjustment
- Functional community skills may be included as appropriate for each consumer
- Small group (3-4) community involvement trips are made on a daily basis.
For admission, an individual must be certified as having a developmental disability. This is defined as a disability which leads to functional limitations in 4 of 7 major life functioning areas: self care, self direction, learning, language, vocational self sufficiency, independent living, or mobility.
All individuals must be referred through Smoky Mountain Center.