The success of the Adult Training Facility at Verland is measured by the success of the individuals it serves. The ATF provides valuable training through a number of creative means, while helping each participant achieve a more gratifying, healthy, and independent lifestyle. Since 1978, the Adult Training Facility's innovative programs have enabled Verland to fulfill its mission to serve persons with intellectual disabilities. In compliance with the stringent local, state, and federal regulations which govern our facilities, Verland is required to provide adult training for each of the individuals we serve - training that is purposeful, appropriate, and beneficial to the development and well-being of our residents.
Programming offered by Verland's ATF is educational in purpose, much like a public school system, with self-determination as its primary objective. The focus of the ATF's programming is to increase and/or maintain the skills of the individuals living throughout the Verland system, while meeting their recreational, medical, personal, and therapeutic needs.
While there are four satellite facilities strategically located in the Verland service areas, the primary ATF is positioned on its central campus in Sewickley and is open year-round. Serving more than eighty people Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Verland's ATF provides creative, person-centered programming in state-of-the-art facilities that are designed to encourage maximum personal development.