Community Support Program

For adults with Intellectual disabilities or autism, the Elmhurst, Inc. Community Supports Program provides a stimulating environment to grow and achieve individual goals as well as explore opportunities that the Mid Coast area has to offer.

Schedule and Activities

The typical weekly schedule includes learning opportunities such as literacy and reading, budgeting, first aid, cooking, and computer skills; a variety of exercise and leisure options such as Zumba, Drums Alive, walking, hiking, swimming, bowling, art, community access, outdoor games, and visiting museums and art galleries; as well as volunteer opportunities.

Individuals are also involved in several volunteer opportunities including delivering Meals on Wheels to senior citizens, assisting at the Patten Free Library, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, and helping care for the animals at the local Humane Society. These activities provide an opportunity for people to give back to the communities that have been so generous to them in so many ways.

The Community Supports Program proudly offers a quarterly calendar of Special Events that are available to all participants. Events include, indoor camping, visits to State Parks, Portland Sea Dogs, Aquaboggan, Maine State Music Theater, Boat Rides, Wrestling events, Farm visits, Maine Mall, Movies, Chewonki presentations, cooking and craft days, monthly potlucks (September-May), and many more fun and exciting activities. Click here to see Special Events Calendar.

Sessions are Monday-Thursday 8a-12p and 12p-4p; Fridays are bowling 8a-12p only. Participants may attend any combination of half and/or full days, depending on funding allocation.