Adult Developmental Center

Work Creation Serves adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age and older. Program Hours are 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM five days a week. Staff/client ratio is one staff member to three clients or is one staff member to four clients as needed. Work Creation currently has staff and clients who speak English, Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Tagalog. Work Creation is vendored to provide services to individuals living throughout Orange County as well as areas within Los Angeles.

Work Creation offers a community based adult development program which provides intense training in vocational, social/interpersonal and community skills areas. Employment training and work experience takes place on the job. Work placement is varied to accommodate each individual’s abilities and interests. Community skill training is done utilizing integrated community resources for work, recreation and personal needs. Participants are trained to gain sufficient interpersonal and community skills to meet situational demands of the business world.

Work Creation Program believes in empowerment its’ consumers to make choices and decisions in their lives. Training is provided in basic human rights and in the fundamental belief of equal opportunity for all. Emphasis is placed on strengthening participants’ self-esteem and broadening their perceived scope of capabilities.

The staff at Work Creation is dedicated to design unique programs based on understanding clients’ wants, wishes and dreams; and assist them in attaining their personal goals with the purpose of living happier and more balanced lives.

Funding

The programs and transportation within Orange County are funded by the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC): Adult Development Center Vendor # H13866; Transportation Vendor #H13685 The programs and transportation within Los Angeles are funded by the Westside and North LA Regional Centers: Adult Development Center Vendor # H66357; Transportation Vendor #H13685

Behavior Management Program

Work Creation Behavior Management Program serves adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age and older. Program Hours are 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM five days a week. Staff/client ratio is one staff member to three clients or is one staff member to four clients as needed. Work Creation currently has staff and clients who speak English, Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Tagalog. Work Creation is vendored to provide services to individuals living throughout Orange County as well as areas within Los Angeles.

Work Creation offers a community based behavior program to individuals with maladaptive behaviors which prevent them from participating in less restrictive environments. Work [placement is varied to accommodate individual abilities and interests. Community skill training is done utilizing integrated community resources for work, recreation and personal needs. Participants are trained to gain sufficient interpersonal and community skills to meet situational demands of the business world.

Work Creation Program emphasizes the use of positive programming and non-punitive behavior modification. It is the goal of the program that through behavioral programming, clients will receive sound training which will enable them to face life with a strong, positive stance. The role of Work Creation behavior change curriculum is two fold. Through the use of positive behavior change strategies, staff at Work Creation attempt to decrease the occurrence of inappropriate behavior pattern. In addition, staff trains more socially acceptable alternatives that seen to better meet individual’s needs. The following strategies may be used interchangeably throughout the participants’ program at work: differential reinforcement of other behavior, differential reinforcement of alternative behaviors, stimulus control, stimulus change and extinction. Assistance provided and level of reinforcement is gradually decreased as the individual gains independence and develops a healthy level of self-worth.

Funding

The programs and transportation within Orange County are funded by the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC): Behavior Management Vendor # H13675; Transportation Vendor #H13685 The programs and transportation within Los Angeles are funded by the Westside and North LA Regional Centers: Behavior Management Vendor # H66354; Transportation Vendor #H13685 Harbor Regional Center: Behavior Management Vendor # H66354; Transportation Vendor #H13685