People with IDD are using the internet more and more: our survey of our own clients revealed that a majority now use a phone, tablets, or computers and 90% use those devices daily, but less than half say they have been taught the basics of online safety. And as you know, each client’s needs are different. That’s why we developed our Digital Playbook, a three-module comprehensive course teaching 21st-century technology skills to people with IDD. Starting with an assessment to determine the appropriate curriculum, the course is self-paced and flexible to suit the needs and schedule of the student. Sessions can be held in our Glendale offices or remotely, making it a smart and flexible choice for all schedules.
Our community integration program is often the first step. We help adults of all ages who are not able or not yet ready to seek employment the opportunity to volunteer, take classes or participate in various local activities. Our Support Specialists identify various opportunities, plan and supervise outings based on personal choice, then coordinate transportation and arrange scheduling. They guide our Associates on how to stay safe, nurture peer relationships and interact with others, as well as provide opportunities for self-expression and personal discovery through the arts and community classes.
Our three licensed residential homes are located in a prime Glendale neighborhood. We provide 24-hour supervision and support in a family-like, small-group setting. Our passionate care-giving staff maintain a cozy home feel while reinforcing both independent living skills and mutual cooperation. Residents learn to meet their own personal needs through problem-solving and effective communication, while sharing many of the duties essential to maintaining their home, such as cleaning, laundry, and cooking.
Finding and keeping a meaningful job can be challenging for individuals with developmental disabilities. For those who are ready, our supported employment program helps them discover their own unique abilities, then works with them to turn those talents into a marketable skill. We offer both group and individual employment models. We coordinate small crews of Associates to work in-house providing packing and shipping services, or with local business at their worksite. We also reach out to employers in the region to directly employ individuals.
Many of our Associates participate in the Aktion Club, a community-service group sponsored by the Glendale Kiwanis that ia composed of adults with developmental disabilities. Associate-members seek to give back to the community, providing others with the support and caring they’ve received.
This grant-funded program is based on the premise that self-expression through the Arts leads to self-confidence, and for some, self-employment. Led by volunteer art instructors, Academy participants not only create their own artwork, but attend local fairs and exhibits to display and sell their wares.
If you have a loved one or know of someone with a developmental disability such as Down’s Syndrome, Autism, or Cerebral Palsy, who you believe will benefit from The Campbell Center’s programs and services, contact us!
We will meet with you to determine your needs, then work with you to seek a referral from your local Regional Center to be authorized for enrollment. Clients need to be over 18 years of age to be eligible.
Our Criteria: Must have third-party sponsorship (Regional Center) or ability to privately pay for services.