The Douglass Adult Program (DAP) serves individuals 21 year of age and older using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis on the development of independent life skills and employment opportunities.
- Individually planned curriculum to promote learning, minimize the occurrence of problematic behavior, and respect consumer choice.
- Medicaid approved provider for the Supports Program and Community Care Program
- Services include:
- Full-day, year-round special needs day program
- Behavioral Supports
- Community-based supports
- Community inclusion
- Day Habilitation
- Pre-vocational training
- Supported employment
Location: 151 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Operating Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Administrative staff are available: 8:15 a.m. tp 3:45 p.m. Clients attend the program from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Calendar: View the Adult Program Calendar
Documents: DDDC Emergency Procedures Manual 2023-2024
Established in 1997 as a separate unit of the DDDC, the Douglass Adult Program provides employment and related day services to adults with autism. A major programmatic focus of the Douglass Adult Program is on traiing the skills necessary for life in the community. Utilizing an ABA model of skill development, the DAP endeavors to promote learning and work environments that recognize and support individual competencies, encourages skill development, minimize the need for display of problematic behavior, and respect, to whatever extent possible, appropriate consumer choice and control.
Members of the Douglass Adult Program staff include administrators, behavior analysts, coordinators, team leaders, a school nurse, teaching assistants/job coaches, clinical psychologists, and office personnel. Most of the administrators and supervisors are Board Certified Behavior Analysts(BCBAs) and several members of the instructional staff are taking certification classes.