Person-centered treatment programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are designed based on individuals’ current skill levels and personal goals of independence and self-sufficiency. We offer Day Programs at the Opportunity Center in Moline at the Arc Administration Building in Rock Island. Both locations offer opportunities for a wide spectrum of skill levels and program needs.
The Arc utilizes pet therapy as well as music therapy to develop social skills, cognitive skills, communication, motor skills, and self-expression. Volunteer “Pet Therapist” Seamus, of the four-legged type, is a welcome visitor around the day program sites.
Therapeutic music sessions led by a Certified Music Therapist help individuals achieve skills such as taking turns, increased attention span, improved gross and fine motor dexterity, increased vocalizations, increased self-esteem, leadership, and a sense of belonging. Music Therapy sessions are funded in part by a grant from The Wilber L. Burress Endowment.