California

Our programs offer a combination of community integration, base site programming and employment opportunities.

Dungarvin California, LLC has been a provider since 1997 and currently provides services to more than 325 individuals throughout the state. Day Services are currently provided within the following counties:

  • Alameda
  • Sonoma
  • Solano
  • Los Angeles

Dungarvin California works cooperatively with each individual, his or her family, support team and county/state entities to ensure quality services.

Dungarvin established services in California in 1997 with the opening of two day programs in Sonoma and Solano Counties in the cities of Santa Rosa and Vacaville. Our third program in the city of Hayward began services in June 2003. In 2009, we began providing Behavioral Services and opened a fourth day program, located in Rohnert Park. In 2014, our first program in Southern California opened for services in Long Beach, and in 2015 we opened the Norwalk program. Our programs offer a combination of community integration, base site programming and employment opportunities. Our staff is skilled at meeting the needs of individuals with autism, traumatic brain injury, challenging behaviors, and medical frailties as well as working with individuals who have a wide range of physical disabilities including visual, speech, hearing and mobility impairments.

We work closely with the individuals we support to ensure that we develop a meaningful programming experience which fully recognizes each person’s strengths, preferences and interests, which is maintained over the course of one’s attendance in our program.

Our services in California have been highly rated by Regional Centers and Licensing evaluators for our individualized approach to developing services which are of interest to the individual and allow for him or her to participate in activities and programs which are beneficial to their long term growth. Following is a list of many of the areas that we have or are able to focus on as we develop a service plan. This list is always growing and changing as we develop new programming ideas to further enhance our offerings.

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION includes supports and assistance in citizenship; recognition of rights and responsibilities; use of community and neighborhood resources; safety skills; public transportation; membership in clubs and social volunteer organizations; emergency contracts; telephone use; socializing and recreation.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS includes the development of listening skills; increasing expressive language skills; securing and development of alternate systems of communication, as needed; developing verbal communication skills; developing effective means of seeking assistance; and developing techniques to increase assertiveness and self-sufficiency.

DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS includes providing regular information and reminders to facilitate the person’s awareness and understanding of the numerous options available in his or her daily life; developing the ability to make decisions; developing the ability to recognize and/or determine choices; recognizing and identifying problems affecting the individual; problem resolution skill development; developing coping skills to deal with problems or consequences of decisions made; and encouraging involvement and active participation in the individual’s living situation and program.

SOCIALIZATION SKILLS includes making friends and establishing acquaintances; development of appropriate eating skills and manners; increasing age appropriate interaction with peers; appropriate expression of negative emotions; encouraging assertiveness; increasing age-appropriate and acceptable behavior; developing recognition of the needs, rights and responsibilities of self and others; developing recognition of rights and responsibilities of his or her sexuality and appropriate ways of expression; as well as advancement of skills in identifying and effectively dealing with emotions.

LEISURE/RECREATION SKILLS includes development of skills in leisure activities; group interaction skills; increasing the use of community resources available; developing skills to aid in relaxation; developing skills in identifying, planning and following through with leisure activities; identifying appropriate and recreational resources available; and developing age appropriate behavior related to activities at home and in public.

MOBILITY assistance includes assuring physical adaptations coincide with any alterations in mobility; training in use of adaptive equipment and aids; providing a barrier-free living environment; locating, assisting, and training in use of community resources; coordinating physical/occupational therapy evaluation and implementing recommendations of therapist(s), as needed; assuring all staff are trained in proper transfer techniques and other physical assistance/cares; and coordinating with appropriate health care providers to assure identification and treatment of any complications.

SELF-CARE SKILLS includes the development of grooming routines and personal hygiene/health care skills; learning about basic nutrition and encouraging positive eating habits; developing dressing skills; improving toilet skills; and the development of laundry skills.

DAILY LIVING/DOMESTIC SKILLS includes improving skills in establishing routines for upkeep of their environment; developing the respect for personal property (their own and others); developing functional cleaning and cooking skills; developing environmental safety skills; and developing the person’s self concept of a cooperating contributing member of the day program and community.

MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE includes recognizing and identifying symptoms of various illnesses or previously existing medical problems; training in the use of any adaptive equipment; scheduling and attending necessary medical appointments scheduled with outside services; and identifying the need to secure professional nursing of other health care services, as needed.

MONEY MANAGEMENT includes the development of a system of money management that is conducive to the individual’s situation, skills, and needs; assistance in understanding the importance of bill paying and budgeting; maintaining a record keeping system, if appropriate; use of banking services to maintaining savings and/or checking account; and developing responsible spending and purchasing habits.

VOCATIONAL STABILITY provides assistance in recognizing vocational strengths and weaknesses; identifying work options and pursuing the employment search; developing positive working team relationships; identifying job-related problems and developing independence in solving such problems; recognizing job duties.

If you are interested in services from Dungarvin, or need more information about current openings or future placements, contact us!

For information regarding the consumer and applicant appeals procedure, please call the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) at (916) 654-1958 or click to visit the DDS website.

Services Offered by California

Day Services

Our Day Services programs offer a variety of supports for people with Intellectual and Development Disabilities. Depending on the location, services available may include a combination of supports such as community integration, base site programming, employment opportunities, problem-solving and decision-making in everyday living, participating in community events and leisure activities, or assisting people to prepare for vocational, recreational, or other community-based programs.

Santa Rosa Day Program

This program is licensed to provide programming and transportation services to 75 individuals. Our license enables us to serve up to 25 individuals who require the use of a wheel chair at this location. This facility is located in downtown Santa Rosa with easy access to local community resources. It is 7200 square feet and includes:

  • Three large all purpose rooms
  • Three kitchen areas
  • Theater room
  • Art room
  • Library/computer room
  • Sensory stimulation and adapted physical education room
  • Music and creative arts programming
  • Repositioning area
  • Changing rooms with changing tables and mechanical lifts
  • Seven wheelchair-accessible vans to provide transportation to and from our facility and enabling individuals access to the community on a regular basis

Rohnert Park Behavior Program

Our Rohnert Park behavior program is licensed to provide programming and transportation services to 45 individuals who may also have concurrent mental health diagnoses and/or challenging behaviors requiring a structured, yet innovative environment with a focus on self-determination. We are prepared to support people with diagnoses including, but not limited to: autism, Tourette disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome, organic personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PICA, ADHD, communication deficits, sensory impairments, PTSD, shaken baby syndrome, oppositional defiance syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, and other behavioral and mental health challenges. This facility is 6,984 square feet and includes:

  • Two large all purpose rooms
  • A fully functional kitchen
  • Media sensory room
  • Sensory stimulation room
  • Backyard with storage, activity space and garden
  • Computer technology room with internet access
  • Five vehicles, two with wheelchair lifts to provide transportation to and from our facility and enabling access to the community on a regular basis

Vacaville Day Program

The Vacaville program is licensed to provide programming and transportation services for up to 45 individuals. Our license enables us to serve up to 20 individuals who require the use of a wheel chair at this location. This facility is located in downtown Vacaville with easy access to local community resources. It is currently 3500 square feet and includes:

  • Three large all purpose rooms
  • Two kitchen areas
  • Sensory stimulation activities
  • Work out room
  • Computers with various adaptive devices and internet access
  • Music and creative arts programming
  • Repositioning area
  • Two changing rooms with mechanical lifts
  • Three wheelchair-accessible vans with wheel chair lifts to provide transportation to and from our facility and enabling access to the community on a regular basis.

Hayward Day Program

Our Hayward day program is licensed to provide programming and transportation services to 45 adults. Our license enables us to serve up to 20 individuals who require the use of a wheelchair at this location. This program has a 3,100 square foot facility in Hayward and includes:

  • Two large all purpose rooms
  • Kitchen area
  • Repositioning and adaptive physical education area
  • Music and creative arts programming
  • Changing room with mechanical lift
  • Four wheelchair-accessible vans with wheel chair lifts to provide transportation to and from our facility and enabling access to the community on a regular basis.

Fairfield Resource Center

This program is designed to serve up to 30 adults in the Fairfield community. The resource center is used to plan and prepare for the persons served to fully participate in their local community, seek volunteer opportunities and gainful employment, and ultimately promote their independence in all aspects of life. The resource senter is a 2,500 square foot facility, and includes:

  • Computer stations with internet access
  • Resource and information area
  • Kitchenette
  • Conference and training areas
  • Three vans, including one with wheel chair lift

Long Beach Partial Community Inclusion Adult Day Program

Our Long Beach program operates both an AM session and a PM session and is licensed to provide programming to 30 adults in each session. The license allows us to serve up to ten individuals who require the use of a wheelchair. In each session, participants spend approximately one-third of their time engaged in community integrated activities. The program has a 4,900 square foot facility and includes:

  • Gardening area
  • Music room
  • Art room
  • Game room
  • Library
  • Fitness room
  • Salon
  • Full kitchen
  • Computer technology stations with internet access
  • Changing area with shower and mechanical lift
  • Two vans, one with wheelchair-accessibility, to enable access to the community on a regular basis

Norwalk Partial Community Inclusion Adult Day Program

Our Norwalk program operates both an AM session and a PM session and is licensed to provide programming to 30 adults in each session. The license allows us to serve up to ten individuals who require the use of a wheelchair. In each session, participants spend approximately one-third of their time engaged in community integrated activities. The program has a 4,900 square foot facility and includes:

  • Gardening area
  • Music room
  • Art room
  • Game room
  • Library
  • Fitness room
  • Salon
  • Full kitchen
  • Computer technology stations with internet access
  • Changing area with shower and mechanical lift
  • Two vans, one with wheelchair-accessibility, to enable access to the community on a regular basis

Dungarvin California Central Offices

The Northern California Central Office is based in the Hayward Day Program.

The Southern California Central Office is in the city of Torrance, California.

Dungarvin California offers Day Services for these core areas:
Traumatic/ Acquired Brain Injury
Behavioral Challenges
Mental Health
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Supported Sobriety

Supported Sobriety is an unique 24-hour, recovery-oriented, person centered support service for adults living with concurring disorders; Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Disorders. We can provide supports to adults with developmental disabilities in their home with this unique program that incorporates the 12-step model by specially trained staff. This curriculum assists those living with co-occurring disorders and ASD and other learning disorders, to acquire the necessary comprehension of the disease of addiction and competency with recovery tools in order to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Dungarvin California offers Supported Sobriety for these core areas:
Specialized Services
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities