Jobs and Day
Training (JDT) assists individuals in obtaining meaningful employment and
living skills to help them achieve community inclusion, independence, and productivity.
The JDT program serves individuals of 18 years
old or older who have who have an open case with Developmental Services and
indicate a desire for the service.
services provide day and individualized activities that support the participant's
definition of a meaningful day. Day Habilitation services enable the
participant to increase or maintain their capacity for independent functioning
and decision making. Services consist of
a daily program of functional activities that assist with acquisition,
retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills that
take place in a variety of day habilitation settings, including facilities or
settings separate from the participant’s private residence or other residential
Facility Based Work/Prevocational
prepare a participant for paid or unpaid employment. Services include teaching
skills such as self care, social skills, attendance, mobility training, task
completion, self direction, problem solving and safety. Services are not job or
task oriented, but instead, aimed at a generalized result. Services are
reflected in the participant’s Individual Service Plan (ISP) and are directed
to habilitation rather than explicit employment objectives.
employment is a combination of intensive ongoing supports and services that
enable participants for whom competitive employment at or above the minimum
wage is unlikely or who may be able to work in a competitive work environment
but who, because of their disabilities, need supports to perform in a work setting.
Supported employment is conducted in a variety of settings including enclaves
at community businesses and work sites where persons without disabilities are
employed and are designed to increase or maintain the individual's skill and
For more information about the Jobs and Day Training Program, contact a Regional Center near you.