there is a documented severe lack of appropriate services for learners with
autism who have "aged out" of the educational system. Therefore, the Douglass
Adult Program, a division of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC) was
established to provide comprehensive, individualized adult services to these
individuals and their families.
Services was established to provide state-of-the-art educational, vocational and
behavioral day services to individuals with autism or related developmental
Program (21+) offers a range of life-skills development services including:
employment, life skills and community integration.
information on these programs, please visit the Division of
Transitional and Adult Services page.
the full cost of these excursions, including a trip last year to the circus for
siblings where social skills are practiced through recreational activities.
Pre-School Saturday Social
DOORS pays 4
individuals (2 supervisors and 2 assistants) to plan and operate a Saturday
program for the pre-school students and their
contributes funds for special projects, events, and equipment.
After School/After Work Recreation
up to three days per week. Activities include swimming, bowling, roller and ice
skating, and gymnastics. Students are paired one-to-one with college students
and typically developing peers.
Teacher Appreciation Activities
the full cost of many of these activities, which honor the hard working, caring,
dedicated staff of the Center.