Adult Development Center

The Adult Development Center is designed to provide program services to adults with severe/profound developmental disabilities who are not ready for work activity centers, sheltered workshops, or other ongoing day programs.



  • peer interaction
  • appropriate behavior

Fundamental Life Skills

  • feeding, toileting
  • grooming
  • self-help skills
  • mobility skills

Special Education

  • safety concepts
  • basic academics
  • personal identification skills

Motor Development

  • exercise
  • balance
  • coordination
  • movement exploration

Pre-Vocational Training

  • fine motor skills
  • attention to task
  • completion of task
  • basic vocational skills

Recreation and Leisure Skills

  • arts and crafts
  • music
  • field trips

Community Integration

  • shopping
  • travel training
  • survival skills

Program Criteria

In order for the program to provide training at an optimum level, it is our goal to maintain a consumer/staff ratio of four to one.

After submitting the admissions application, the consumer will participate in a pre-enrollment skill assessment to determine a basic level of functioning. If the program is deemed suitable, the consumer will be admitted for a 30-day evaluation and adjustment period. During this time, the consumer’s specific training needs will be identified and program goals established. At the end of the 30-day assessment period, a mutually beneficial final enrollment decision will be made.

Consumers will be required to bring their lunch to the center daily.

Transportation to and from the center will be arranged through the appropriate Regional Center.

Adult Development Center location:

710 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-318-9343          Fax 310-374-4873

Hours and days of operation: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.