Life Skills Development

Our Life Skills Development program includes a wide range of educational daily activities in partnership with The Arc Nassau’s Life & Job Skills Development, Community Inclusion, and Transportation programs. 

Programming is conducted, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.   The Arc Nassau offers various activities such as art, music, cooking, yoga, exercise and other educational classes. Weather permitting, outdoor recreational time is included with ongoing reinforcements for achieving specific goals. 

Our qualified staff maintains daily and monthly progress reports to monitor the success of each individual’s program. Through daily and monthly progress notes, individual implementation plans, monthly client meetings, annual summaries, and annual support plan reviews with designated parties, the individuals and their caregivers can see how he or she is progressing. 

To learn more about The Arc Nassau’s programs and services, please contact Patricia Lannon-White, Program Manager, at patricialannonwhite@thearcnassau.org or call (904) 225-9355. 

Job Skills Development Program 

An important element of our Adult Training is our Life & Job Skills Development Program, which provides valuable interactive and educational classes that teach participants how to manage a wide range of daily tasks. The Arc Nassau’s professional staff works with participants to convey, how to manage money, cook meals, perform household duties, use a computer, follow sound health and safety procedures, learn social skills, and participate in art and music appreciation. 

Community Inclusion Program 

Individualized training in recreation and leisure settings enables individuals with disabilities to become more integrated into their local community. Our Community Inclusion Program teaches individuals how to use the library, public recreational facilities and other community-based resources. Community Inclusion helps our individuals improve their social interaction skills and gain confidence in real-life settings. 

Transportation Service 

Transportation is a critical service. Without it, many individuals we serve would not be able to participate. Professionally staffed vehicles transport individuals to and from their homes in Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard and Bryceville. 

We provide door-to-door transportation service for eligible Medicaid Waiver individuals from their homes to The Arc Nassau and to off-site work locations. The Arc Nassau also provides no-cost transportation to and from local events and activities. 

What types of developmental disabilities do you support? 

We primarily serve individuals with Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, Prader-Willi syndrome and various mental challenges. The Arc Nassau is a local, nonprofit agency providing programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Nassau County who are 18 years and older. 

  

How long can an individual receive support from The Arc Nassau? 

Currently the length of staydepends on the individual needs of each individual whom we serve. 

  FAQ’s

What are the fees for the Adult Developmental Training Program? 

There are no program fees for individual participants who are on the Medicaid Waiver Program.. Additionally, The Arc Nassau solicits grants and donations, and conducts fundraising activities to offset the program costs not funded by Medicaid. In addition, The Arc Nassau sponsors a Scholarship Program, funded through donations, for individuals on the Medicaid Waiver Wait List. 

  

How are individuals transported to/from The Arc Nassau? 

The Arc Nassau provides door-to-door transportation for participating individuals from their homes to the training center and to off-site work locations, Monday through Friday. Professionally staffed vehicles transport individuals to and from their homes in Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard and Bryceville. 

  

Do you have a Private Pay Program? 

The Arc Nassau offers a Private Pay Program:  Currently the cost is: $30 per day and plus Transportation cost of $22 per round trip. 

  

As a parent/guardian, how do I obtain services for my disabled adult family member? 

The Arc Nassau’s program serves adults 18 years and older who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. Currently, the majority of our participants receive services through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Medicaid Waiver Program. APD, support coordinators, and other providers refer our program participants to The Arc Nassau. Individuals choose to participate in our program and develop personal goals through a support plan. Individuals with a Medicaid Waiver must provide a current authorized cost plan with The Arc Nassau as the designated provider. This service authorization is provided through the individual’s assigned support coordinator.  The Arc Nassau staff representative, the individual, the family member/guardian, and support coordinator must complete a support plan with identified program activities to meet an individual’s chosen goals.