Avenues - PossAbilities Day Activities Schuylkill

Avenues - Park Street

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General Information
Description of ServicePossAbilities, Adult Day Activities, embodies the mission of Avenues by providing year round day support designed specifically for adults of 18 years of age and older with moderate to profound developmental and/or physical disabilities.

PossAbilities provides a variety of services based on an individual's specific needs and abilities.

Functional Skills Training

Each program participant who attends the adult training facility (ATF) has goals to target specific areas of training, which are developed by the interdisciplinary team. These goals aid individuals in achieving their highest level of independence and environmental control.

Training focuses on the following areas, based on an individual's needs and preferences. Some areas of training may overlap to increase independence in all aspects of their lives.

Pet therapy
Sensory Stimulation
Fine motor skills
Money management
Household skills
Community awareness and integration
Activities of daily living
Hygiene/grooming skills
Street and safety awareness
Arts and crafts
Computer use
Music therapy/Community Connections Choir
Exercise/healthy living
Community Integration

Community integration is accomplished in conjunction with functional skills training. Program participants may learn shopping skills or daily living skills in a practical setting through weekly trips to local stores within the immediate community. Inclusion is promoted through volunteer efforts, including delivering Meals-on-Wheels, volunteering at local animal shelters, or cleaning up local parks and playgrounds. These activities are designed to give the community a chance to meet and interact with the ATF program participants.

Community Supports Option

PossAbilities Central also provides entirely community based programing to those seeing a non-traditional setting. The CSO staff to consumer ratio is 1:3. The individuals participating in this program do not attend a facility based program. Their activities are carried out in the community 5 days a week. This program focuses on volunteering and practicing community related skills.
Geographical AreaSchuylkill, Luzerne; PossAbilities Central and PossAbilities West are both located in Pottsville and PossAbilities North is located in Mahanoy City.

Luzerne County has 1 PossAbilities location.

PossAbilities Hazleton is located in Hazleton.
Intake ProcedureCall for information
Client Information
Target PopulationIntellectual Disabilities
Age GroupAdults
EligibilityAdults over 18
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 3:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Cathy Smink
Contact's Position ATF Program Manager
Contact's Phone 570-622-7920 ext. 120
Contact's Email csmink@avenuesofpa.org
Physical Site Address 1 Various locations
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pottsville, PA 17901
Main Phone 570-622-7920
Fax 570-622-9271
Web Address http://www.avenuesofpa.org/possabilitiescentral.html
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Avenues
Affiliated Program: Avenues - Park Street
This Service: Avenues - PossAbilities Day Activities Schuylkill
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adult Day Programs (PH-0320)
Transition Services for Students With Disabilities (HH-8000.8500)