Community Day Based Program

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Program Overview

AHI’s Community Based Day Program is intended to provide a new training model for individuals served in San Luis Obispo County. This program design represents a comprehensive approach to service delivery including a broad-based curriculum that meets the diverse needs of the individuals.

The intent with this new program design is to provide innovative and enriching daily services for program participants. Training will include community-based activities that focus on daily living skills, job preparation and integrated volunteer work, healthy living skills development, self-advocacy, safety, mobility, housing, and social/recreational activities.


Implementation of the program design, specific to individual needs as identified in the Individual Service Plan (ISP) is intended to achieve the following goals:

  • Improved skills in activities of daily living, including but not limited to personal grooming and hygiene, appropriate apparel, healthy eating, and personal health and safety issues.
  • Acquisition of vocational skills necessary to successfully participate in integrated community employment.
  • Improved mobility for greater independence within one’s living arrangement and local community, including awareness of safety issues, risks, exposure to danger and appropriate responses to a variety of situations.
  • Improved physical development and coordination, including nutrition, optimum health and fitness training.
  • Maintenance of optimum health status by understanding their medical needs.
  • Participation in a wide range of age-appropriate leisure activities to allow for personal development and self-expression, ensuring quality use of one’s free time.

Inclusion in the Community

AHI’s Community Based Day Program utilizes the surrounding natural supports available to San Luis Obispo County. As indicated in the individual’s ISP, the public libraries will offer a location for computer training and remedial reading for those whose ISP reflect that goal.

Other community locations like the Food Bank, Senior Nutrition, Woods Humane Society and other nonprofit programs needing volunteers to assist with their mission will offer job training skills. Cuesta College will offer education opportunities open to the public. RTA offers free mobility training, and the Day Program Instructor will work with each individual to assist with developing positive choices in regard to community living, socialization, community safety and appropriate use of leisure/community resources.

Program Quality Standards

AHI’s Community Day Base Program will be operated under the guidelines and standards as defined in the CARF manuals. At minimum, the following certification and accreditation criteria will be met with the following standards:

  1. Department of Developmental Services- Community Day Based Program
  2. CARF standards for Activity Center Trainings-
  3. Tri Counties Regional Center- Case Management

For More Information

Please contact Traci Hollinger, Sr. Regional Director of Client Services for
Community Day Based Programs for Achievement House/ NCI Affiliates
by phone at 805-543-9383 or by email at

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