Our Locations

1635-2 East Dixon Blvd • Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: 704-487-6033  •  Fax: 704-482-6843

1117 South York Street • Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-215-6855   •  Fax: 704-215-6829



Provides supervision and an organized program during a substantial part of the day in a group setting to individuals who have developmental disabilities. Services are designed to support individuals personal independence and promote social, physical and emotional well-being through activities such as social skills development, leisure activities, training in daily living skills, improvement of health status, and utilization of community resources.

Supported Employment


Provides instructional training in functional development intervention activities based on an individuals strengths and needs. Services are designed to support individuals in learning skills that were not gained in developmental stages of life and are not likely to develop without additional training and supports.


Children - Service focus is on major developmental domains: Self help, Language and cognitive development, and psychosocial skills.


Adults - Service focus is, on self care, mobility, socialization, independent living, and self advocacy and rights.


Services provide aid to individuals who have developmental disabilities so that the individual can engage in activities and interactions in which the individual would otherwise be limited or the individual would be excluded due to the disabilities. This service includes: assistance in personal or regular living activities in the individuals home; support in skill development; or support and accompaniment of the individual in regular community activities.

Services provide periodic support services to prepare the individual to work as independently as possible. These services include: Vocational evaluation, job development, intensive training, job placement, and long term support; support services to individuals, families, and consultation with individual’s employers and other involved agencies.




Individuals in this service have successfully completed the intensive initial training phrase of supported employment and now need services targeted towards maintenance in the job. At minimum these services provide monthly monitoring at the work site in order to assess employment stability. Services can include: vocational training to ensure that the existing job skills are not lost, training in new job performance expectations and consultation to other employees, employers and family. 


Vocational Rehabilitation is a service that is tailored to the individual's particular goals while being consistent with one's unique strengths, resources, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed consent. This service enables individuals with disabilities to gain or regain their functional independence through employment. Clients will recieve comprehensive assesment to maximize their opportunities for employment including career advancement. Vocational Rehabilitation is a service that evaluates the work ready status of clients who wish to enter the workforce; coordinates clients' qualifications with employer requirements; provides job sampling and job coaching to develop competitive employment opportunities in the community; and cultivates dependable and reliable employment potential to earn competitive wages. The outcome goal is to achieve gainful and sustainable employment for individuals with disabilities.

COA Accreditation


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