10a NCAC 27g .2301      SCOPE

(a)  An Adult Developmental and Vocational Program (ADVP) is a day/night facility which provides organized developmental activities for adults with developmental disabilities to prepare the individual to live and work as independently as possible.  The activities and services of an ADVP are designed to adhere to the principles of normalization and community integration aimed at increasing age‑appropriate actions, images and appearance of the individual.

(b)  An ADVP offers a diverse variety of specific services and activities.  These include vocational evaluation, vocational training, remunerative employment, personal and community living skill development, adult basic education and long‑term support and follow‑up .  Support services to clients' families and consultation with the clients' employers and other involved agencies may also be provided.  The amount of time devoted to these areas varies considerably depending on the needs of the clients served.

(c)  The rules contained in this Section are applicable to facility-based ADVP services.

(d)  The majority of the ADVP activities in this model, whether vocational or developmental in nature, are carried out on the premises of a site specifically designed for this purpose.

(e)  It is the ADVP that shall be subject to licensure, not the location of the business or organization where the client may be placed for work.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑26; 143B‑147;

Eff. May 1, 1996.