The Arc of the Three Rivers’ Achievement & Opportunity (A.O.C) Learning & Development Center provide support with essential life skills and combine classroom instruction with community integration and vocational development.

Together with your family and a ARC of the Three Rivers service coordinator, our programs for adults with disabilities help you develop goals and objectives that lead to a better future. We pay special attention to your personal needs and preferences.

A schedule structured around your interests and objectives is prepared. We stress self-advocacy and communication in order to maximize independence. Adaptive technology is also used to facilitate daily learning; in addition, you may benefit from the services of speech therapists and behavior specialists in our programs for adults with disabilities.

Classroom Instruction

Emphasis is placed on putting the knowledge acquired in the classroom to practical use. Curriculum focused on communication, safety, money management, personal and social concerns, and life skills. Specialty courses are available in art, American Sign Language, behavioral management, bilingual instruction, computers, cooking, geriatrics, and self-advocacy. All teaching materials for our programs for people with disabilities are chronologically age-appropriate.

Community Integration

The Arc provides instruction and support to enable you to participate in the community more independently. We offer transition training from the classroom to a broader, more natural environment. Day Training Services also offer volunteer and paid work experience in fully integrated community environments.

Vocational Development

The Arc’s Vocational Development Program is an opportunity to learn a wide variety of skills that will prepare our Participants to be self- sufficient productive members of our community’s.

From the basic daily essential life skills such as, personal hygiene, money management, and appearance. To the more advanced employment pre-vocational training. We teach Participants how to identify and choose a particular field(s) of employment that they find suitable for their own unique wants and needs as well as what perspective employers in our community are looking for in applicants.

We teach computer skills and help our Participants learn to complete job applications and resume’s. The Arc then provides vocational training specific to those areas of interest in a hands-on class room setting where the Participant can learn in a low stress environment how to master the skills need to obtain and keep prospective employment.

At The Arc we believe that people with Developmental Disabilities have the right to the best quality of life possible and we strive to achieve that for our Participants daily. Our Vocational program prepares Participants to live a well-rounded full quality of life while being as self-sufficient as possible.