Adult Services

Adult Services

Director’s Welcome

Maureen Weining, Director of Adult Day Program

I would like to personally welcome you to our Adult Services Program, a Division of Developmental Disabilities / Individual Community Support Services (ICSS) Self-Directed Day program which promotes independence through life skills training and real life experiences. Under the guidance of our experienced staff, our Adult Program provides life skills training in personal care, social skills, recreational skills, meal preparation, home management, community participation and more. 

The staff and I recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every person and support the belief that every person deserves to live as rewarding and fulfilling a life as possible.  The ability to care for oneself, make decisions, accept responsibility and engage in meaningful relationships are key components to leading a fulfilling life.  Our Adult Services have been designed to enrich the lives of adults with special needs by providing day programs that support the acquisition and practice of these life skills in a safe and encouraging environment. 

If I can assist you with any additional information about the Adult Services at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind or arrange for a tour, please contact me directly at (201) 876-5412, or via email

Maureen Weining
Director of Adult Services

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind’s Adult Services program provides the opportunity to learn and practice life skills for individuals with special needs over the age of 21.


Adult Services is a Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Real Life Choices, self-directed day program for adults with special needs, dedicated to enriching lives through the acquisition and practice of necessary life skills.

  • Provides opportunity to acquire and practice life skills in a safe and encouraging environment
  • Learned skills are practiced in real life situations
  • Fully licensed by DDD
  • All fees and costs are covered by DDD/Medicaid if Eligible.

​​Individuals over the age of 21 with special needs are eligible to participate in the Adult Services program.  This includes adults with comprehensive needs including developmental disabilities, physical or sensory disabilities as well as those with limited or no prior experience participating in day habilitation programs.

  • Registered with Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Approved


• Low Client-to-Staff ratios
• Highly experienced and specifically trained to work with special needs adults.
• All staff are certified in CPR, First Aide, Handle with Care, and all required DDD trainings

Our Programs

Adult Services participants may choose from a variety of real-life community experiences and activities. Some of the following community experiences can assist in developing personal interests: 

Community Festivals Community Gardens 
Cultural Events 
Health Fairs Holiday Celebrations 
Library, Book Clubs 
Museums Parks, Walking, Picnics
Public Transportation

Restaurants – choices, ordering, paying bills
Shopping – Budgeting, Money Management 
Sports/Fitness Events and Activities  
Theater, Community Concerts 
Travel/Community Safety 

Examples of activities include:

Cooking, Meal Preparation, Food Safety
Money Management
Health, Fitness, Swimming
Classes on skills such as Self-advocacy
Personal Hygiene
Current Events
Competitive/Collaborative Games
Socialization Activities

Horticulture and Gardening
Movie and Music Appreciation
Pet Care
Reading, Books, Poetry
Dancing, Singing, Instruments
Painting, Drawing, Crafts 
Safety Skills
Technology Skills

Adult Services

Contact and Hours

  • Hours:  Monday thru Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Program is open 220 days per year
  • Clients can choose to attend from 2 to 5 days per week

For more information, contact: 
Maureen Weining

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