In addition to the OCT and OCT Residential Program The Arc Jacksonville, Inc. offers an array of other innovative services for persons with developmental disabilities throughout their various Jacksonville locations. Employment, mental health/behavioral, advocacy, and residential are a few of the many programs offered.
The Arc Jacksonville believes anything is possible and partners with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to discover possibilities for a fulfilled life. Together we unlock potential for achievement at home, at work, and at play. Each day, The Arc Jacksonville helps approximately 400 people recognize and unlock the possibilities within themselves. At the same time, The Arc helps those who support adults with disabilities make informed choices about services and service providers. The Arc Jacksonville provides programs and services at three main locations, including the UNF campus, and five group homes. We provide information and support to families throughout Northeast Florida regarding intellectual and developmental disabilities through an outreach titled Advocacy, Support and Knowledge (A.S.K.).
For more information about The Arc Jacksonville, please visit their website or call (904) 355-0155.
Living Independently Finding Enrichment (LIFE) is a summer program for individuals 18 – 26 years of age to obtain a "sneak preview" and crash course into living independently, located in Jacksonville, Florida. LIFE Experience is located in a gated, luxury apartment community that caters to college/university students. The apartments are conveniently located minutes from UNF, FSCJ, central to shopping centers, beaches, movie theaters, and museums. Participants enjoy the privacy and responsibility of their own private bedroom and bath, in furnished 4 bed/4 bath apartments. Each apartment will have a Housing Mentor to provide live-in supports. Security guards and cameras strive to provide a safe living environment. Apartment amenities include: two swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, ping pong tables, pool tables, fitness center, cable, and wireless internet.
Participants obtain a "sneak preview" and crash course into living independently:
Many individuals with developmental disabilities may not know their prospects for living independently. The LIFE Experience provides these individuals with the opportunity to test life away from home and for families to learn about the prospects of how their son or daughter might successfully transition into community-based living.
LIFE Experience Program Application Information
Applications are due by March 15
Complete application and mail, fax, or hand deliver to: On Campus Transition at UNF
1 UNF Drive
Building 57, Room 2800Jacksonville, FL 32224
Fax: (904) 620-4806
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