Ardmore offers a range of daytime options to unlock potential and enrich the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our belief that everyone has the right to choose the course of their life extends to the choice of how they spend their days. Our day programs are designed to encourage and support that choice with each person's day planned based on his/her individual needs and interests.
Community Development Services (CDS)
Community Development Services (CDS) focuses on developing the skills to cultivate community connections, promote positive growth, meet and exceed educational goals, pursue employment options and adjust socially for each individual. The program, which is DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration) funded, operates Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 250 days per year.
People in our CDS program often begin and end their days in the community—doing activities of interest to them such as volunteer work, internships, recreational activities (such as bowling), and classes (art, fitness, knitting, etc.). We use person-centered tools to match staff with the people we support and to help guide and support their participation in community-based activities throughout Prince George’s County and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Center-Based Day Supports
For those enrolled in our Center-Based Day Habilitation program, we offer a variety of possibilities including a sensory room, art room, game room, media room, and life-skills room. In addition, we coordinate activities in the community several times a week so the people we support can access a full community life. Our goal is to gradually increase the amount of time each person spends in the community.