The Cochrane Community Program (CCP) offers a comprehensive and cohesive day service to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities within the Cochrane area. The program operates out of a facility located within the Town of Cochrane. The facility serves as a meeting place for Individuals accessing services and staff to plan activities (long term and daily), a “safe place” for days that specific Individuals cannot be in the community due to behavioural concerns, and a center for group activities, courses, etc.
Services are offered primarily between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, although some unique activities may occur on weekends and evenings. The primary intent of the service is community focused thus the majority of activities are off site, accessing generic resources and consist of both group and individual activities.
All Individuals referred to the program must meet Persons with Developmental Disabilities- Calgary Region Community Board’s- Eligibility Requirements and can benefit from shared activities within the community.
The program supports the Individuals accessing services to achieve their chosen goals, promotes personal learning, development and independence through their participation in a variety of activities of their choosing. The scheduling emphasis is for these to take place in the community accessing generic resources and activities on-site with the intent of maintenance and or acquisition of a variety of skills and behaviours. Much of the focus is Life Skills and Quality of Life.