Day Services

Clearbrook’s Day Services programs offer an array of weekday services to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. By providing a variety of opportunities, our clients are able to expand their interaction with their peers, their community and the world at large within structured settings. An individualized program plan is developed around each client, resulting in services that are a blend of instruction, interventions, activities and experiences. Participants are encouraged and supported in expressing their interests in the planning of services.

Day Services provide participants with opportunities to continue to learn based upon their interests and abilities. Emphasis is placed on socialization and community participation.

Program Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Art activities serve all clients and utilizes the visual arts to promote independence, motor control and personal expression.
  • In the past year, our clients have taken trips to our state’s capital in Springfield, our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. and Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Music activities includes music appreciation and music making with drums, guitars, pianos and tambourines.
  • Fitness and exercise are stressed for all program participants.
  • Once a month, all participants are involved in the meal planning, preparation and clean-up of a hot lunch.
  • Each participant has a series of individualized goals, developed around his or her unique needs.
  • For our clients that wish to give back, Developmental Training has partnered with community organizations, allowing our clients the opportunity to help others as volunteers.
  • In house and community employment opportunities are available for our clients seeing work opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are your hours of service? Day Services offers programming from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  2. Can family members visit the day program? Absolutely. Clearbrook understands and believes that family support is a huge key to success in working with people with disabilities. Families are encouraged to participate in the programming options at Day Services.
  3. What about transportation to the day program? Transportation is one of the most common challenges we face for our clients. Clearbrook has a limited ability to provide transportation. If Clearbrook transportation is not available, Clearbrook staff will work with the families and clients to explore the array of transportation options available (such as PACE programs, local township transportation options, etc.).
  4. Do participants leave the facility at all during the day? Yes. Community outings play an integral part of the programming at Day Services. Part of our mission is to assist people in becoming more independent, and we believe that we need to access the general community in order to make that happen.

Staff Positions and Primary Responsibilities

Program Director – Oversees entire program.

Program Coordinator – Oversees program, directly supervises all management staff.

Client Services Manager – Supervises the Developmental Trainers.

Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) – Serves as the primary contact for family members, writes program plans and develops goals for individuals that live with family members.

Developmental Trainers/Job Coach – Works directly with the clients, assisting with activities and goals.

Activity Manager and Activity Staff – Plans and carries out special program events, activities and outings.

Where is the program located?

Clearbrook’s Day Services programs are located:

6500 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake
Naturally Gifted Vocational Training
1225 Tri State Parkway
Developmental Training North
1919 Walnut Avenue
Hanover Park
1000 W Central Road
Mount Prospect
Clearbrook Getz Building
746 S Vermont
Developmental Training
Partnership in Adult Learning (PAL)
Clearbrook Autism Program (CAP)
Workshop Services
444 N Northwest Highway
Park Ridge
CHOICE Park Ridge
Clearbrook Autism Program (CAP)
3201 W Campbell Road
Rolling Meadows
ACES/Senior Day Services
2100 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows
Developmental Training: Riley II
3705 Pheasant Road
Rolling Meadows
1333 Basswood Road
Developmental Training: Riley I

What are the age requirements to participate in the program?

Day Services serves adults with intellectual/disabilities over the age of 18.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about Clearbrook’s Day Services programs, please contact our Admissions Department:

Heidi Raymond