At KETCH we value each person’s right to live a fulfilling and active lifestyle. We offer a variety of day programs that not only encourage educational, social, and physical experiences but community inclusion as well.
Adult Life Skills is designed for individuals with disabilities who cannot physically tolerate a full-time vocational training program. The program offers a variety of life experiences including leisure, social, cultural, recreation, health, entertainment, communication, and educational and volunteer opportunities.
The Community Connections program is a non-vocational alternative to KETCH work and employment programs, that is centered around community outings, structured educational, social and physical activities, and community service.
PACE (Program for Adaptive Care and Environment) was first developed to meet the unique needs of persons with Autism. The program design helps reduce anxiety and stress from daily distractions and high levels of sensory stimulation. The program, environment, activities, and social interactions are structured, but flexible to increase opportunities for learning. PACE helps participants focus on appropriate behaviors and positive social skills through increased staff interaction. It offers a variety of life experiences including leisure, social, sensory relaxation, cultural, recreation, health, entertainment, communication, and educational opportunities.
The ABLE (Alternative Behavioral Learning Environment) program is designed to provide work opportunities and community integration for persons whose history of aggressive and/or intimidating behavior has not allowed them to be successful in a typical work environment. The program offers a variety of life experiences including, leisure, social, cultural, recreational, health, entertainment, communication, vocational, educational and volunteer opportunities.
The Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment (Encore) is designed to provide daytime activities for seniors with developmental disabilities, ages 50+, who wish to retire either part-time or full-time. Activities are designed to address individual physical, social, spiritual, psychological and sensory needs. The program provides an environment that better meets the life needs of persons served who are aging.