Access Now

The program goal is to provide ongoing training in an integrated community based program which emphasizes community activities and critical skills training to adults with Developmental Disabilities in the greater Bakersfield area. The program also encourages the Clients to identify meaningful activities of choice and to enhance their personal needs and lifestyle skills.

The program curriculum is designed to provide the Clients with activities and experiences paralleling the non-disabled individual. The primary objective of the development of our curriculum is to increase active participation in community activities. The program emphasizes, but is not limited to, daily living skills and tasks including social interaction, communication, motor skills, daily consumption, routine hygiene and personal care and practical academics.

This program also provides vocational training and an opportunity to earn a wage, based on industrial standards and productivity, by transporting Clients under staff supervision to various businesses in the Bakersfield area to collect paper for sorting and processing.

In addition to vocational training, community integration is an important part of this program. Participation in various enrichment activities, such as, picnics in the park, attending special events, movie matinees, outings at the local malls, visits to Senior homes and various other local activities are also provided.

Access Now provides ongoing, vocational and non-vocational training and assessment taught in a small group, learning environment. Operational hours are from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information on Access Now please contact Tamatha DeLeon, Program Manager at 661-834-2272 ext. 232 or tdeleon@barc-inc.org.

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