Adult Day Services

Trudeau Center day services provide a continuum of options to support adults with developmental disabilities to contribute to the community, learn, and achieve pride and independence. We offer a choice of opportunities to meet the needs of people with varying skills, abilities and interests. We encourage people to create and experience the most meaningful day they can imagine, using any combination of services provided.

Our day services options include:

  • Employment Concepts

    Employment Concepts is worksite partners program that functions in accordance with BHDDH's Employment First initiative by supporting people in preparing for, finding and maintaining meaningful, competitively waged, and integrated employment in the community. Participants begin services following the submission of an employment referral and an assessment of work readiness. During this time, we offer an array of learning and training experiences. Community exploration and pre-vocational training opportunities are offered to help participants develop skills toward employment. This may include attendance in our Work Readiness 4 week class that focuses on employment seeking skills, interviewing, appearance, barriers to employment, interpersonal skills and resume writing. Other opportunities include building skills through volunteering at sites such as Greenwich Bay Manner, DCYF, RI Blood Center, Warwick Public Library, and Pilgrim Senior Center. Vocational Evaluations occur in 2 different community based sites for 3-days each at a minimum of 4 hours. These evaluations determine an individual's skills and aptitudes regarding work readiness. Situational Assessments are provided in collaboration with the Office of Rehabilitation Services for a period of 10 days at one site. This assessment allows for evaluation of an individual's performance in a specific area of interest related to their work goal. It also provides practical experience to assist the individual to make informed decisions and to ensure a smooth transition and equip people with important job and workplace skills, job development and job retention are provided. Currently, The Trudeau Center has assisted individuals to obtain employment throughout Rhode Island at locations such as Crayons Early Care & Education Center, Shaw's, Citizens Bank, Stop & Shop, Kohl's, Sodexho at Amgen, Home Depot, Marshall's, Christmas Tree Shop, Hilton Garden Inn, Panera Bread, and Sinel, Wilfand & Vinco.

    If you are a business owner who would like to collaborate with the Worksite Partners Program, please contact , Job Developer, at (401) 739‑2700

    If you would like additional information about participation in the Worksite Partners Program, please contact , Program Coordinator, at (401) 739‑2700

  • PlaygroundCommunity Connections provides opportunities for people to be a part of their community. The activities supported through Community Connections are as diverse as the participants. The focus is to give each person the ability to contribute to their communities through a variety of social and recreational activities, allowing each person to build relationships in an array of settings. Activities are typically low or no cost to the individual, and have included exciting adventures such as: Visiting the Roger Williams Park & Zoo, creating a garden at Squad Locker, attending fitness classes at HealthTrax Fitness & Wellness Center, and more! Additionally, volunteer opportunities have included Meals on Wheels and the Exeter Animal Shelter.

    For more information about Community Connections, contact , Community Connections Coordinator, at (401) 823‑0051

  • The Center for Enrichment & Opportunity supports people with complex needs to participate in activities that they find interesting, meaningful and enriching. To assist participants to maximize their allocated services, we encourage a 50/50 split between center-based and community-based activities. Within the center, welcoming and supportive environments continue to be created, tailored to the needs and interests of participants. Site based activities include a focus on developing life skills as well as experiencing a variety of music, movement, art, horticulture, and interactive media. Classes are offered in areas such as yoga, money management, healthy lifestyles, self-advocacy and the arts.

    For more information about the Trudeau's Center for Enrichment & Opportunity contact , Interim Director of Adult Day Services, at (401) 823‑0051.

For inquiries regarding employment in the Adult Day Services program, please contact , Interim Director of Adult Day Services, at (401) 823‑0051 or the Trudeau Center's at (401) 739‑2700.

 

Locations


Adult Day Program is located in the Patterson building on Commonwealth Avenue.
250 Commonwealth Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886

Frequently Asked Questions


My child has never had a job. Is he eligible for the Employment Concepts program?

Employment Concepts supports anyone interested in preparing for, finding and maintaining meaningful, competitively waged, and integrated employment in the community.


Are work readiness assessments provided?

Situational Assessments are provided in collaboration with the Office of Rehabilitation Services for a period of 10 days at one of our partner sites.


Do you offer workplace skills training?

Pre-vocational training opportunities are offered to help participants develop skills toward employment. Trainings include our Work Readiness class that focuses on employment seeking skills, interviewing, appearance, barriers to employment, interpersonal skills and resume writing.