LARC Foundation’s Residential Care and Day Programs can accommodate persons with developmental disabilities within the State of California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) criteria for Service Level II and Service Level III.
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM CRITERIA (AS DEFINED BY THE STATE OF CA DDS)
• Adult Residential Facility Level II: care, supervision, and incidental training for persons with some self-care skills and no major behavior problems.
• Adult Residential Facility Level III: care, supervision, and ongoing training for persons with significant deficits in self-help skills, and/or some limitations in physical coordination and mobility, and/or disruptive or self-injurious behavior.
• Elderly Level III: same criteria as for Adult Residential Facility Level III, with an additional age requirement that the program participants are over sixty years of age.
ADULT DAY PROGRAM CRITERIA
• Day Training Activity Center (DTAC): Generally, this adult education program is most appropriate for people matching the Level II criteria mentioned above. The typical DTAC participant has at least fair communication skills and good physical mobility. Many DTAC participants enter the program to improve job-oriented skills and social skills, then move on to other programs, such as supported employment and workshop programs.
• Adult Developmental Center (ADC): Typically, this program is appropriate for folks possessing the Level III criteria. Many of LARC’s ADC participants are older people with significant physical and/or self-help challenges. One of the main goals of the ADC program is to maintain existing intellectual, physical, emotional, and social skills.