Phone: (321) 690-3464 Email: info@mybridges.org

LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY DAY PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY DAY PROGRAMS THAT OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

My Bridges Programs

Self expression by a client artist in our Day Program

Here at Bridges we offer a variety of programs at our Rockledge facility. We offer two convenient sessions each day and individuals can choose from a range of different habilitation and therapeutic activities. We offer varying class sizes with either a 1:3, 1:5, or 1:10 ratio to facilitate effective learning.

We develop a comprehensive plan of services and supports for each individual based on personal goals and choices. Our qualified staff conducts a variety of different classes designed to meet those goals by developing, maintaining, and enhancing activities of daily living, employment skills, and social skills. Community activities are also planned on a regular basis for each program. Programs include:

Day Programs

Clients love our therapy dogs.

ENRICH PROGRAM

This full day therapeutic program provides intensive habilitation activities for individuals with significant intellectual and physical challenges. Our qualified staff carefully monitors the health and well-being of each individual during activities, as well as provide a nurturing, stimulating environment each day.


I-FORCE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Our I-FORCE program contracts with several local business partners to offer paid work opportunities in areas such as:

  • Packaging
  • Assembly

Individuals learn valuable work skills and are paid a commensurate wage based on their level of productivity.


Day Programs

Clients can learn specific skills in Bridges COM/PASS Program.

COM/PASS PROGRAM

Our COM/PASS Program is a one-of-a-kind program tailored to each student’s pace and level of support. This program has six distinct program areas:

  1. Personal Management
  2. Community Participation
  3. Employment
  4. Habilitation
  5. Household Organization
  6. Personal Enrichment

Within each core there are sets of materials that can be checked out by the student. These materials generate several activities that help the student to develop, maintain, and enhance different skills that can be used in class, at work, and in the community.

Everyone learns at his or her own pace and chooses what level of support works best for them (e.g. verbal, physical, intensive, periodic) for each skill. Once each skill has been learned, validated, and used in an appropriate setting, students will receive a class certificate and various other achievement awards which are given at the end of each quarter.

Students and their coach also develop a personal portfolio that might include a daily record of progress, personal successes, and achievements in written notes, photographs, awards, and/or on video, CD, or tape.


Day Programs

Bridges Adult Basic Education includes computer training.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

A certified exceptional education teacher provides a range of educational activities in small classes. These individualized activities include:

  • Computer Training
  • Functional Academics
  • Drivers License Training
  • Budget Planning
  • Career Development

LIFE SKILLS LEVEL III PROGRAM

Day Programs

Arts and crafts are part of the ENRICH program

We offer morning and afternoon classes 5 days a week that include:

  • Household Organization
  • Daily Living Activities
  • Budgeting
  • Community Skills

Using our COM/PASS Curriculum we help develop, maintain, and enhance a variety of skills. This program is funded through Florida’s Home and Community Based Waiver.


Day Programs

Our Community Day Program clients founded our Advocacy Council

BRIDGES ADVOCACY COUNCIL

Our Community Day Program recipients have founded an Advocacy Council. The members of the council were elected by their peers to serve as advocates for their needs at Bridges and in the community. They have helped plan monthly events and field trips. Watch out for more information!

 

 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Kate DiIulio at (321) 690-3464 ex 22 or email at kdiiulio@995.8b5.myftpupload.com for more information.  For Adult Basic Education eligibility , contact Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) in Brevard at (321) 409-6518.

© 2016 Bridges