Day Training

ECTC's day training program operates 255 days per year. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to residents of the community, as well as those residing at ECTC. Currently, half of ECTC's residents attend the on-campus day training program, with the remaining residents attending our separate off-site program, Building Bridges, which was opened in March 2001.

The program's intent is to: (1) continue to expand upon previously acquired skills of each person served; (2) work toward independent living through use of interdisciplinary skill training; (3) develop individualized program plans that have functional goals rather than task-oriented goals; (4) provide functional recreational activities; and (5) provide community support.

Due to the functioning levels of our clients, we have specialized equipment at each site that assists our trainers in assuring that each skill is taught in a way that is understandable for the persons served.

Classrooms are equipped with various items that provide visual, auditory and tactile stimulation to focus on sensory, motor, cognitive, language, activities of daily living and social skill development.

Building Bridges, ECTC's off campus day training location, offers increased opportunity for community integration for program participants as the location is near several businesses. Since Building Bridges is directly affiliated with ECTC, there is continuity of care between the facilities.