Adaptive Learning Center

3227 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94519
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A Key to Individual Potential for Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

 Mission Statement

The Adaptive Learning Center offers a unique and supportive community where adults with significant learning disabilities can
realize their individual potential.

Program Focus

The program is built on the recognition that a neurodevelopmental disability or
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects all aspects of an adult’s life, career and
activities of daily living. In response to this, the Adaptive Learning Center
provides comprehensive services designed to meet emotional, social, vocational
and functional needs.

Our focus is on supporting the adult to develop to their full potential. While we
encourage the adults we work with to acknowledge their challenges we
concentrate on developing their strengths and talents. At ALC we emphasize the
positive and help adults build on their assets.

Education & Day Program

ALC curriculum focuses on real life skills achievements, helping clients fill gaps in their
ability to manage adult life. ALC develops and coordinates a number of Learning
Groups which focus on health skills (nutrition, social skills, problem solving,
stress management, men’s & women’s group), money (budgeting, saving,
shopping, couponing), art and computer groups, community outings and activities,
leisure time management, holiday and travel planning, and much more. ALC
promotes healthy living, coordinating health club memberships and participation
in other healthy activities for clients, and the use of public transportation.

Case Management & Independent Living Skills Program

Individual living skills goals are set for each consumer.  The focus is on the basics of clean apartment
living, which includes: personal grooming; cooking and menu planning; grocery
shopping; budgeting; personal safety; and basic maintenance. In addition,
consumers are taught time management & goal setting.

Client finances are also monitored and supported by case managers and team. Case Mangers help clients develop their budgets, and monitor and process each client’s monthly income by way of individual personal accounts. All clients have their own weekly discretionary spending money. 
With greater independence and competence, clients have their own checkbooks, ATM
card, pay their own monthly bills, and manage their own money with the support
of ALC Case Managers.

Vocational Services

The vocational department at ALC is an instrumental resource in the lives of our
clients. ALC’s commitment to our clients’ vocational success begins with
client-centered vocational/career planning and training. As the clients are
guided to develop short and long term vocational plans, we support
relationships with employers, colleges and adult schools, and other agencies in
the community to maintain established appropriate work-site/volunteer
placements. ALC holds a weekly Job Club, and provides office training supports.

Recreation and Socialization

Activities are organized on a regular basis to provide the consumers with positive social experiences, an introduction to the larger community, and travel training.  Clients are introduced to community resources and meaningful community involvement. The ALC community is a unique part of our program. ALC puts forth a caring and positive environment, where clients can make friends with peers and learn to socialize with a variety of people.


Healthcare Services are supported at ALC by a Healthcare Associate, and
assisted by case managers. Clients’ medical appointments are scheduled and they
are accompanied to their appointments. Clients’ medications are monitored until
independent medication management is achieved.

 SSI/SSDI & Housing

All clients receive assistance in determining their eligibility for Social Security and Housing subsidy benefits. Clients receiving benefits are monitored to ensure that income is maintained within approved benefit guidelines.


Administration offices, classrooms and staff offices are located
in Concord, CA, in the greater East Bay Area of San Francisco. Close to the ALC
building are apartment complexes available for independent living skills
training and cooking. 
The facilities are located within walking distance of public transportation, BART, shopping, religious institutions, the library and other community services. Clients lease their own apartments. Those looking for an apartment may inquire with ALC.


3227 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94519

PH: (925) 827-3863



Special Needs
Learning Disability Programs
ADHD Programs
Asperger’s Syndrome Programs
Autism Programs
Developmental Disability Programs
Intellectual Disability Programs
Nonverbal Learning Disability Programs
Program Goals
Vocational Preparation
Life Skills Education
Program Types
Day Programs
Residential Programs
Address 3227 Clayton Rd.
City Concord
State California
Zip 94519
Contact Donna Feingold
Contact Title Executive Director
Contact Email
Contact Phone 925-827-3863
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State/Province California
distance: 1,297 Miles
Address 3227 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94519
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