18350 Crossing Drive | Tinley Park, IL 60487

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Building Futures for People with Developmental Disablities

Healthy Life Styles

Adult Services

The program is offered Monday through Friday between the hours of

8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  It is designed to provide hands-on experiences in developing a healthy lifestyle for all participants.  The program utilizes a daily one and one-half hour curriculum-based classroom session to teach diet and nutrition that includes hands-on experiences to develop an understanding of the importance of a proper diet.  The second one and one-half hour program component involves physical activities that are individually designed for program participants.  The activities include the use of state-of-the-art fitness equipment that continuously monitors the participant’s vitals.


The program provides program participants with the direction needed to make choices that are critical in maintaining good health.  The program components are offered individually to participants and are incorporated into their annual program plan.  Participants are typically involved in one of the Agency’s other adult services but can be an individual’s primary program if funding and transportation arrangements can be made.




  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. Must have documented medical clearance to participate in the program.

  4. Must have documented guardian support to participate in the program.

  5. Must have the desire to participate in the program.

  6. 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.

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

  8. Must have program funding in place at the time of admission (see Referral Process).