Day Programs

Supporting people to gain skills through person centered services.

Our Values:
At Sertoma Centre’s day programs, you can expect:
• To be treated with respect
• To have your personal preferences and choices valued
• To receive support to achieve your personal vision of success

Day Programs at Sertoma Centre

Autism Services
Autism Services offers skills training designed to provide opportunities for continued learning with a focus on functional life skills development in a highly structured group environment. Individualized daily scheduling allows for maximized independence. Instructional strategies focus on cognitive, interpersonal and communication skills and maximizing independence in activities of daily living.

  • Autism Transition
    Our transitional program provides a stepping stone for consumers who need the additional supports offered by Autism Services, but are ready for vocational activities and increased independence.

Developmental Training
The Developmental Training Program offers various vocational training and educational opportunities for continued learning and skill development, provided both on and off-site. Services are designed to further develop cognitive, and interpersonal skills along with work habits and work performance. Small group settings encourage personal growth in the academic area and with communication, self-advocacy and socialization.

  • Developmental Disability/Mental Illness

This specialized program provides groups and individual counseling to individuals in Developmental Training, who experience both mental illness and a developmental disability along with funding for these services

School Transition Services
Sertoma Centre receives referrals from local school districts to provided programming for high school students, with developmental, learning, emotional or behavioral disorders who are preparing to enter the work force. These students have access to all of Seroma’s services with a particular focus on preparation for life after high school.

  • Behavioral Health Services
    The overall objective of Behavioral Health Services is to provide a well-integrated training program to high school students to address emotional, mental health and behavioral problems while addressing the vocational needs of students. It is for students who participate in special education or are eligible for special education through their local school district. The program provides skills training groups and individual counseling (as needed). It enables students to obtain the skills necessary to transition from adolescence to adulthood, focusing on community integration, especially in the areas of work and, independent living.

Bridge Services
The Bridge Program offers continued learning with a focus on developing functional life skills in a group environment and active engagement in meaningful daily activities. Instructional strategies focus on the development of cognitive skills, daily living skills, social skills, recreation and leisure activities, interpersonal skills, and community integration.  Opportunities to develop academic skills in the areas of written language, money management and time orientation skills are available through individual plan development in a small group setting.  Individuals may also elect to participate in vocational activities on a part-time basis.

Bridge Program:

B – Boundless
R – Recreation
I – Integration
D – Determination
G – Growth
E – Empowerment

Self-Advocacy: Sertoma United
Encourages individuals to provide input on their choice of services and access to resources. Participants are urged to share their interests and passions and to speak up for what they need to be successful in life. Group members serve on agency committees, in interviewing and educating staff, and in legislative activities.

Services include the following:

Community Integration

  • Sertoma Centre is dedicated to increasing consumers’ access to the community.
  • All consumers are offered opportunities to attend activities, recreation, and events in the surrounding area.

Service Coordination

  • All consumers receive case management services provided by DHS certified Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals (QIDP and are coordinated through a person centered planning process reflecting the individual’s personal needs and preferences.

Admission to programs is decided by committee. The basic entry criteria is:

  • Must be at least sixteen (16) but not yet 22 for School Program
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older for all other programs
  • Ability to adapt to a group setting within a reasonable time period
  • Willingness to participate in the program and attend on scheduled days
  • Ability to self-medicate if medications are taken while at the day program
  • Program must be able to meet the individual’s medical needs
  • Must meet funding requirements or have ability to pay privately

Cost of Services
Most services are available through Medicaid Waiver funding, no fees are required to obtain these services. Fees are paid by the Department of Human Services. If you do not yet receive funding through DHS services are available through private payment options.

School Transition and Behavioral Health Services are funded through the referring school district.

For information regarding Day Programs, intake information and tours, contact: Consumer Support Service Coordinator at

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