Our affordable Day Program is second to none. Participants in the Day Program benefit from the following:
We feel that the fulfillment and self-esteem our folks receive from having a job are very important. Our folks may choose light assembly work, food production, and landscaping/grounds keeping. Participants who choose to work in the vocational portion of the DRI Day Program are paid a commensurate wage for work performed. All programs are fully supervised by qualified, well-trained staff.
Educational activities and instruction are incorporated into our daily programs. Activities like science and history films, along with coordinated activities make learning fun. We also practice counting money, work puzzles, and have art projects, to name a few.
Life Skills Training
We provide individualized training in all areas of self-help skills, daily living skills, and social skills necessary for integration into the community. All training and educational services deliberately attempt to facilitate the effective development of every individual.
Recreation and Therapy
The Gen. Chuck Yeager Activity Center is home to a full service cafeteria and commercial kitchen; activity room with ping pong, Nintendo Wii, Foosball, and more; an arts and crafts room; a media room/ library combination with theater seating, computers, and reading area; physical therapy room; and a ¾ size gymnasium with walking track, fitness equipment, basketball goals, volleyball, movie projection screen, and more. A huge covered patio with picnic tables provides an additional area for outdoor eating and special events.
New programming for this area includes physical fitness, nutritional education, and food service programs that will not only enhance the lives of those we serve, but could also extend their lives with better health. The Center is also home to parties, dances, movies, barbeques, and other special activities for the precious folks we serve. There is never a dull moment at DRI!
Day Program hours of operation: 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.
City Link bus service makes regularly scheduled stops at the DRI campus.
You are invited to come take a personal tour of our facilities anytime.
3602 North Clack
Abilene, Texas 79601