• Agency Programs

  • District Extended Program (DEP)

    The District Extended Program works with the following agency programs to help students and adults with disabilities throughout the community learn pre-employability skills, social and adaptive skills, developmental skills, self-confidence, and independence that they need to reach their full potential.


                                           ARC Gateway                                        

                             Pollak Training Center                         

    1000 E. Fairfield Drive


    Adult Enrichment:

    Adult day training program providing daily activities and experiences to develop positive work habits, social skills, self-image, adaptive skills, communications, self-care, independence, recreation, and leisure skills.

    Secure Document Shredding:

    Includes daily work in sorting documents to be shredded, running an industrial shredder, and picking up documents from local businesses.


    Pollak Industries

    2313 Truman Avenue


    Provides daily work in an industrial environment that includes plant sleeves, survey stakes and concrete products, recycling Mardi Gras beads, and packaging electrical parts.


    Community-based Employment

    2313 Truman Avenue


    Provides community-based work in small groups at minimum wage based on productivity.  Training provided in employability skills and good work habits.  Work includes industrial operations, grounds maintenance, and custodial services.



    Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Center, Inc.

    2912 North "E" Street


    An adult program that provides vocational, mobility, social, computer, and adaptive skills training, as well as, training for adaptive equipment and art classes.


    Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Center, Inc. Employment Training Center

    2600 W. Fairfield Drive


    School to Work transition program that provides young adults with computer and job skills training, as well as, job development and employment opportunities, through projects such as creating newsletters, brochures, building resumes, and accessing the Internet.


    New Horizons Emerald Coast Workshop

    2570 W. Nine Mile Road


    Provides opportunities for clients to receive daily living, self-care, educational, client rights, health and safety, community inclusion, and work skills training.  Provides therapeutic positioning throughout the day.


    Pyramid, Inc.

    7309 W. Hwy 98


    Adult day training program designed to work on skill-building, behavioral guidance, nutrition management, therapeutic re-positioning, community inclusion, performing/visual arts, and computer skills.