The Day Treatment and Training for Adults, or DTTA La Española, program provides training or opportunities for specialized training. We have sensory-motor, cognitive, communicative, social interaction and behavior training.
We have activities like performing plays, showcasing artwork, working out in the gym, and learning sign language. Outside its walls, we enjoy the community and its food and also traveling to new places.
At DTTA La Española we have personal development activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Members deliver and collect the Agency’s mail at the US Post Office, also at the local DDD Office. We also offer art, gym classes, music, tai-chi, yoga and zumba.
Wednesdays are café days, each week someone new picks somewhere we get to go for coffee.
Social activities are saved for Fridays. These are the times when we party. Themed birthday parties are a favorite. We like going to community events, taking trips to the casino, and traveling out of town. You can see some of our parties in the Special Events gallery of photos.
Our 4 main goals for our members are:
- To provide training and supervision for the member to maintain or increase their self help, socialization and adaptive skills.
- To maintain and/or develop positive relationships between members and their families.
- To provide members the opportunities to interact socially within the community and;
- To provide them access to available resources. Thus, DTTA provides its members the opportunity to participate in meaningful and challenging experiences in a successful manner.
Our members choose from activities in or outside the program that they feel more comfortable with.
The members that are not physically able to volunteer or do not want to participate in volunteer activities have other opportunities. To still benefit their sensory issues, they may visit the Santa Fe Ranch to interact with animals out in nature.
During lunch time they are taught how to appropriately use silverware and use good manners.
During the afternoon they work on their individual goals and develop skills by playing video games, board games and computers.