Our four Adult Training Centers in Wayne, Orange, Irvington and Livingston serve a total of more than 180 adults with developmental disabilities. Individuals in the program range in age from 21-84. Those we serve include individuals who need assistance in all areas of personal care as well as individuals who are medically frail and behaviorally challenged. Our Livingston center is specifically designed to serve young adults. All of our Centers have a full time nurse and all staff is specifically trained to serve adults with developmental disabilities.
The programs operate five days per week and offer activities in four program areas:
Health and Fitness
Obesity is a growing problem throughout the country, and individuals with disabilities are at greater risk than their non-disabled peers. We offer an array of recreational activities that make exercise fun for all participants.
We believe that helping an individual improve their living skills in any way helps them to become more independent. Our centers offer model apartments that allow us to work with participants on such tasks as doing laundry, working in the kitchen and making a bed.
Creative and Performing Arts
Participants are encouraged to express themselves through art. Music, dance and even the use of a range of computer software.
We believe it is critical for our participants to spend time out in the community. Whether it is to volunteer with a local charity or go to the movies or visit a museum, we are always out and about.
In all of our Adult Training Centers, CPNJ Some of the program areas we focus on are: Our Adult Training Centers are made possible with the support of the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Placement is through DDD or through DDD’s Real Life Choices/Self-Directed Programs. Individual plans, specifically tailored to meet the personal needs of each participant, are developed with the person, his or her family, DDD personnel and CPNJ’s knowledgeable staff.