One of the most difficult decisions a parent can make is to place their disabled child in a day support program after finishing high school. In many cases vocational programs or competitive employment placements are not the most appropriate placement due to the level of disability. I have listed five areas to consider when choosing an adult day program.
1. Transportation- Many day support programs have their own vehicles and provide transportation to and from the program. They offer a more reliable transportation than other agencies that are contracted through the state and Medicaid. Day support providers that provide their own transportation can provide more consistent service. They are less likely to be late or "no show" for pick up. They are also less likely to have a taxi cab show up for someone who needs a medical transport. They also have incentive to be on time, since the client's attendance impacts their ability to earn revenue.