Program areas at PARC
Residential services:parc maintains four residences for both adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in st. petersburg, Florida. Between the four residences, Parc has 94 people living full-time in the program with a range of age and abilities. The residents' well-being is Parc's primary concern as they live, work and enjoy life in pinellas county. Additionally, Parc offers supported living services to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live on their own in the community. The residential staff at Parc believes that Parc residents do not live in a Parc facility, we work in their home.
Life long learning (adult day training):adults at Parc look forward to their choice of enjoyable and purposeful activities. Close to 300 adults take part in Parc's life skills development program on a daily basis. At Parc, individuals choose what programs they want to take part in. Components of the lifelong learning program include: inspired artist studios @ Parc, culinary teaching kitchen @ Parc, adult technology achievement center, financial literacy/healthy living/recreation, Parc in bloom, and Parc center industries. Programs are designed to increase self-sufficiency, confidence in personal decision making and to work with staff designing their programs and classes to meet their interest and needs.
Children's services at the discovery learning center:the discovery learning center is the only child care provider in pinellas county offering early intervention services to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those diagnosed with and/or "at-risk" for developmental delays, behavior concerns and autism. To ensure that every child enters kindergarten ready to learn, achieve academic success and develop strong life skills, Parc's programs develop and implement individualized early intervention plans that meet each child's learning needs. The discovery learning center supports hundreds of children and families a year with early intervention and education programs, family respite services, and an array of therapies.