Adult Training Facility
The Adult Training Facility (ATF), licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and Department of Aging, with program locations in Washington and Waynesburg, provides educational experiences, daily living and survival skills, social development, community awareness, physical exercise, and vocational/pre-vocational skills for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities that are 18 years of age and older.
ATF is an individualized teaching and training program whose primary goal is to enable adults to live as independently as possible. Every attempt is made to accommodate each individual's likes/dislikes, as well as their strengths, wants, and needs. Currently, 62 individuals receive services at these facilities.
Each day, the adults have the opportunity to work on daily living skills, social development, communication, functional academics, community awareness, physical exercise, and pre-vocational and vocational training. The adults also have the opportunity to participate in separate community and vocational/volunteer training programs. These programs provide real hands-on vocational and social skills training within a community setting such as local restaurants and businesses.
The guiding focus of the ATF is individualization and independence. Broad options are provided in an attempt to match what an individual likes/dislikes with their strengths/wants/needs. The goal is to give each individual independence as well as knowledge of his/her own abilities and what one "can" accomplish.
The specific services, desired outcomes, and level of support will be identified in an Individualized Program Plan (IPP) developed by the person/family, case manager, and by Pathways. A Pathways-trained team leader will assist the individual in achieving their desired outcomes.
For more information about Adult Training Facility, please contact Pathways at (724) 225-8145 or send an e-mail.