Goals of the DayStar Foundation - Home of the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. Located in Lancaster California 93535

Goals of the A.V. Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled

The goals of our programs are to develop and implement individual and group models of educational and training services that will facilitate developmentally disabled participants' abilities to care for self, to interact effectively in social and community settings, to advocate effectively for their own needs and desires, and to engage in meaningful productive activity, such as paid employment.

Participants enrolled in our programs will accomplish predetermined goals based upon their individual service plan in the following areas:

  • Self-care skills
  • We provide adult training in proper hygiene and activities of daily living. Regular exercise and refinement of physical motor skills are an integral part of every participant's program.

  • Community Integration
  • We excel at teaching participants the basic life skills that are essential for assuming the responsibilities of adulthood. Participants learn skills in purchasing goods and services, using local public facilities, dining in public, and participating in community events.

  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Our program has staff trained to help participants develop self-advocacy skills. We emphasize empowering individuals by building self-respect, self-reliance, and self-esteem.

  • Attendance of 90%
  • The recommended attendance rate is 90% or better in order to attain the benefits of the program and maintain gains and continue progress.