Cortneys Place Family Portrait day programs for adults with disabilities


In 1985, we welcomed our firstborn, Cortney, into this world. Born with multiple complications, she endured numerous life-threatening operations. In the first weeks of her infant life, continuing into her early childhood years. Often times the thought of what she was enduring medically was almost unspeakable as we looked upon our child. But somehow, the strength that we drew upon as husband and wife during those times taught us important life lessons.

Despite the complications, surgeries, and medical prognosis, Cortney grew into the beautiful young woman she is today. And though she was diagnosed with congenital nervous system malformations, leaving her non-verbal, non-ambulator. And unable to care for herself, each day Cortney faces one challenge after another with strength, dignity, and determination. Her sister, Chelsea, seven years younger, champions Cortney’s efforts as she accomplishes her daily goals. No doubt everyone has heard about special needs programs for the disabled young child, young adult, or older adult. Many, if not most, are encouraged and participate in programs leading up to the equivalent of graduating high school. But there are few post-graduate choices for the IDD community.


Day Program for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Music therapy is an effective tool to use for stimulating and motivating a person’s speech, it provides a path for nonverbal communication, and a valuable tool for people who are learning to use an augmentative or alternative system of communication.

Music Therapy

soothing effects of the water benefits people with disabilities. Warm water has help increase flexibility, decrease pain, relieve muscle spasms, and improve circulation.

Hydro Therapy

Interacting with a friendly pet can reduce blood pressure, and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect. For young adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Pet Therapy

benefits of Health and Wellness Programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are improving stamina and muscle strength.

Health and Wellness

Art Class gives our non-verbal students a voice, allowing them to express themselves through creative visualizations.

Art Classes

We provide daily opportunities for individuals to see and explore the world around us. Participants engage with the community through social events, plays, musicals, sporting events, museums, shopping and more.

Community Based Activities

Life Skills for adults with disabilities to more independent and continue to stay valuable members of society

Life Skills

Snoezelen Room effective for people with traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, mood disturbances and sensory deprivation.

Snoezelen Room

Technology Class using SMART Boards®

Technology Class


provide services day programs for adults with disabilities


We provide services and day programs for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 18 years and older and their families.

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We vow to never allow opportunities or experiences to be lost. And we thrive to keep this promise through continued support from sponsors, partnerships and donors.