Individuals participate in daily living skills (cooking, socializing, physical development, computer skills, with the emphasis on community integration and use of community resources. SJVA offers day programming and home support services.
In 1959, parents and friends of children with intellectual disabilities organized a 12-week pilot class. Eventually state legislation required public schools to incorporate education opportunities for all children. As their children approached adulthood, the parents recognized a need for services and programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities transitioning to the adult world. In 1978 St. John Valley Associates opened its doors to a center-based facility providing services to adults. As the years past SJVA's focus transcended to community-based activities.
It is the purpose of St. John Valley Associates (SJVA) to empower adults with intellectual disabilities in the St. John Valley and surrounding areas to achieve their maximum potential.