(ADVP) Adult Developmental and Vocational Program Services

Adult Developmental and Vocational Program (ADVP)

The ADVP program is a state funded day program for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities.  This program provides organized developmental activities designed to prepare the individual to live as independently as possible by offering a variety of specific services and activities.  These include development of personal and community living skills and adult basic education.  Each individual will participate in these activities based on their needs and interests outlined in their person centered plan. 

To be eligible for ADVP individuals must be 18 years of age, have a diagnosed intellectual developmental disability, care for their own personal needs and self-medicate if necessary, not be a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others and be willing to participate and benefit from the program. 

Admission Criteria

An individual must be at least 18 years old, have an intellectual and/or developmental disability diagnosis.

Our Program

Caldwell Opportunities currently has participants who are  provided training in appropriate work behavior, such as punctuality, attention to detail, following directions, following safety rules, following program rules, staying on task, getting along with others, managing emotions, communication, etc.  Each participant has a Person-Centered Plan which is individualized to that person’s needs and identifies support needs and goals for improvement in life skills.

Some of the activities in which our ADVP consumers participate are listed below:

  • Classes -  Some of the skill building areas addressed in the classes are independent and daily living skills; functional math; functional literacy; healthy living through exercise and healthy eating; socialization; communication; and computer skills.  Participants may develop skills by using computer programs, workbooks, worksheets, educational games, community outings related to class content, reading the newspaper together and discussing current events, and other group activities.
  • Community Outings to JE Broyhill Civic Center for cultural events, local festivals and parks, which encourage integration in the community and provide opportunities to develop socialization and independent living skills, as well as special annual events sponsored by Sim’s BBQ, the Marion Moose Lodge, and the North Carolina Forestry Service.
  • Safety Committee - Our safety committee is a rotating committee of ADVP program participants who do a safety walk-through each month and monitor our facility for safety hazard, such as blocked walkways, burned out exit lights and barriers in front of fire extinguishers.  They also check the first aid boxes in our vans and in the facility to ensure that they are properly stocked.  The committee has a formal meeting quarterly to review their findings, discuss solutions for problems, and provide input for our monthly safety meetings.


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Caldwell Opportunities, Inc.
1617 College Avenue SW
Lenoir, NC 28645 | 828-757-5680