OUR DDD PROGRAM:
Whether one has autism, down syndrome or other developmental challenges,
our goal at
FIVE STAR is to UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL!
At Five Star, we believe learning never ends. Our members enjoy life skills and work study programs tailored to their functional levels.
DEVELOP LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIPS AND ENJOY ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT FIVE STAR.
We are the only provider in the region with an exclusive program dedicated to the developmentally disabled and intellectually impaired clientele. We provide a nurturing, structured environment with a range of activities, exercise and vocational groups with the goal of unlocking the potential of each member of our program. At Five Star, there is no “One Size fits all model of care”. All programing is customized to meet the needs and commensurate with a participants unique abilities.
We understand that many of the DDD consumers encounter challenging times when they graduate and age out of the school setting. This is a very difficult time for families in their search to find a “new place to call home”. Five Star is sensitive to this transitional period and works closely with the families and new members to ensure a smooth, stress free and seamless transition to the next chapter of life, becoming an adult. We have received accolades and recognition from many local schools for our successful admission of new participants and their overall satisfaction with the program as a whole.
We offer 1:1 therapeutic intervention and group therapy, art & music therapy, dance & exercise, and many community excursions to local stores, parks, beach, picnics, boardwalk arcades, museums, swimming classes and much more.Vocational: We offer a variety of small targeted skills groups including cooking classes, computer classes, gardening classes, money management, peer development and life skills. Here at Five Star we believe in self-empowerment. We encourage our members toOur clients operate their own candy store, conduct garage sales/flea Markets, and participate in the Program Helpers group where they are assigned tasks based on their capabilities.