Expansion of Services to Help Enhance Daily Living Skills for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports, announced the opening of its Sierra Day Program in Scottsdale. Based at the Sierra Academy of Scottsdale and operated by Specialized Education of Arizona, the Sierra Day Program serves young adults with developmental disabilities, centering on recreational activities with an emphasis on community integration.

The Scottsdale location marks Sierra’s second adult day program in Arizona. It joins the Adult Day Program at the Sierra School of Gilbert, where expert staff also work to improve members’ mental and physical well-being through purposeful activities.

Approved by the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD/DES), the Sierra Day Program provides a resource for active individuals who are interested in community outings and are aging out of school services.

Once enrolled, each member’s programmatic goals are personally designed. Staff provides coaching that expands members’ repertoire of essential skills in community knowledge, social awareness, personal organization, basic communication, leisure activities, and more. Members of the program are encouraged to participate to their full potential in a supportive space that embraces community, friendship, and neurodiversity.

“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,” said Erik Ryan, regional vice president – Southwest, for Specialized Education Services, Inc. We look forward to connecting with former students and new program members as they continue on their journey of mastering life skills.”

The Sierra Day Program of Scottsdale runs Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is currently accepting new members, with priority given to former Sierra School students. The broader community is also invited to learn more about the program. Transportation to the program is available for members living within a 10-mile radius of the campus (9128 E San Salvador Drive, Scottsdale).

For more information on services and enrollment, visit: https://sesischools.com/locations/arizona/sierra-academy-of-scottsdale/.