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Program for adults with developmental disabilities debuts in Scottsdale

Jun 18, 2021, 4:45 AM

(Screenshot photo/Sierra Academy of Scottsdale)...

(Screenshot photo/Sierra Academy of Scottsdale)

(Screenshot photo/Sierra Academy of Scottsdale)

PHOENIX – A day program for young adults with developmental disabilities opened in Scottsdale on Wednesday.

Specialized Education Services, Inc., a K-12 education services provider, will base its adult day program out of the Sierra Academy of Scottsdale and focus on recreational activities and community integration, according to a press release.

“This new program provides a resource for families and an opportunity for young adults who wish to stay active and continue learning in a supportive and engaging environment,” Erik Ryan, Southwest regional vice president for SESI, said in the release. “We look forward to connecting with former students and new program members as they continue on their journey of mastering life skills.”

The Scottsdale location off the Loop-101 Pima Freeway and Via Linda is Sierra’s second adult day program in Arizona, joining the Sierra School of Gilbert where “staff also work to improve members’ mental and physical well-being through purposeful activities.”

Approved by the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, the program provides a resource for individuals interested in community outings and are aging out of school services.

The Sierra Day Program of Scottsdale runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. New members are currently being accepted, with priority given to former Sierra School students, according to the release.

Transportation to the program is available for members living within a 10-mile radius of the Scottsdale campus.

For more information on services and enrollment, visit online.

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Program for adults with developmental disabilities debuts in Scottsdale