Day Programs for Disabled Adults

Daytime Habilitation Services

We believe that all people should have the opportunity to socialize and make lasting friendships with others. At our day habilitation programs, we offer a range of creative and recreational activities meant to promote independence, socialization and community building.

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Our Day Program Activities

Arts & Crafts

At Arc of Acadiana, we believe that creativity is vital in promoting self-expression and cognitive skills. Our clients participate in a variety of artistic activities and are encouraged to express themselves through art and imagination. 

Music & Movement

Whether it’s singing, dancing or playing an instrument, we provide ample opportunities for our clients to express their musical side and participate in meaningful movement throughout the day.

Social Activities

Socialization and community bonding are at the heart of what we do at our Day Programs. We offer a wide range of group building activities that promote communication skills, social interactions and friendship.

Outdoor Activities

From gardening to exploring and more, we believe that time spent outdoors is crucial for mental wellbeing and physical health.

Employment Services

Connecting our clients to jobs is an essential part of the work we do. As part of our day program, our clients with developmental disabilities learn valuable life skills and are connected to a variety of employment opportunities.

Resale Stores & Donation Centers

Our clients are trained in retail business operations and functions and have the opportunity for employment at one of our seven Resale Stores and Donation Centers. Daily tasks at these locations include handling transactions, accepting and sorting gently used clothing and maintaining a clean sales floor.


Save on disposal costs with our recycling services, including newspaper, paper, cardboard, plastic, and aluminum cans. Our employees also run a successful Mardi Gras bead recycling program. Pick up is available at your home or business.

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Employment Services

Rags for Construction & Oil Industries

Individuals employed at our rag distribution centers are trained in performing monetary transactions and customer relations. Our employees sell white and colored rags for painting, oil field applications and automotive use and help us provide shipping and delivery within our service area.

Janitorial Services

Our janitorial employees are trained in providing sanitary and organized working and living environments for Acadiana businesses and individuals.


Individuals employed with our vending services help install and maintain vending machines at local schools and businesses.

Survey Stakes for Contractors & Engineers

Our employees deliver wooden survey stakes to places of business within our service area for use at construction and survey sites.

 Does Your Business Need Help?

The Arc of Acadiana actively pursues relationships with companies and individuals in the community to provide a variety of job opportunities for developmentally disabled workers. Our clients are best suited for assembly-type, rote jobs and tasks, such as stuffing envelopes, rolling silverware, shredding papers or other jobs of this nature. However, we are happy to provide custom training for new jobs that fall within their capabilities as well.

Get In Touch

If you are interested in learning more about our day habilitation programs and activities, we would love to hear from you! Contact us today at the form below and a member of our team will get back to you soon.