18350 Crossing Drive | Tinley Park, IL 60487

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Building Futures for People with Developmental Disablities

Offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Developmental Training is a program that utilizes structured activities to develop and enhance a participant’s adaptive living skills and economic self-sufficiency.  The training is offered in classroom and industrial environments. The program activities are designed to promote the acquisition of skills, the display of socially acceptable behavior, and create a greater level of independence.  The programming activities include, but are not limited to:  sensory development; behavior shaping; communication development; speech therapy; development of fine and gross motor skills; grooming and hygiene training; toileting; safety awareness and other personal developmental activities.


All program participants have an individualized program plan established that is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.  The plan sets the structure for activities and learning experiences that assist the participant in the realization of personal goals and dreams.  The plan is developed based on input from the individual, his or her family members and the professional staff that works with the individuals.



  1. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

  2. Have a primary diagnosis of a developmental disability documented through a psychologist or psychiatrist.

  3. Have a valid social security number.

  4. Any individual taking medication must be able to safely and effectively self-administer such medications.

  5. Behavioral problems must be such that they do not interfere with active treatment goals, present a danger to the individual or others, or exceed the licensed regulations for the facility.

  6. Must be certified free of communicable diseases by an M.D.

  7. Must have a record of receiving a tetanus booster within the past ten years by an M.D.

  8. Must have funding in place at the time of admission.

  9. Must display ability and interest in program participation.

  10. Must display the ability to adapt to and function in a group situation.

  11. Must have a deficiency in at least four of the seven areas defined below:

  • Motor development – exhibits fine or gross motor skills independently or with minimal assistance.

  • Dressing – dresses self with verbal cues only.

  • Grooming – grooms self with verbal cues only.

  • Toileting – toilets with verbal cues only.

  • Eating – independently eats a meal without cues.

  • Language – understands basic requests and expresses self verbally or with an alternative communication system such as signing, communication board computer or writing.

  • Production capacity – consistently maintains a production level equivalent to 25% of the industry norm.



Developmental Training
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