The graduation of a special needs student can be a bittersweet experience for young adults, as well as their families, as they face the challenges of the adult service world.
PrimeTime Center is here to help young adults and their families seamlessly transition into the next step of their lives.
Created in 2012, PrimeTime Center currently has three unique campuses located in Brick, Carteret, and Eatontown. All of our campuses are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. providing day habilitation services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
At PrimeTime Center clients participate in person-centered activities targeting key areas such as skills for independent living, socialization, community-based instruction, recreation and leisure activities. The main goal of PrimeTime Center is to help our participants live life to their fullest.
Participants build the groundwork for future success by participating in activities such as meal preparation, money management, travel training, personal hygiene, health and fitness, arts and crafts, problem-solving, self-advocacy and using computer applications.
During these varieties of activities, PTC participants experience recurrent peer interaction and participate in group discussions and role-playing designed to enhance appropriate social interaction. Community-Based Instruction (CBI) is a huge part of each PrimeTime Center location. You will rarely find PTC participants on campus the entire day.
If you were to visit our Brick campus you might find our participants focus on activities of daily living and functional academics to maximize their independence. Topics covered include meal preparation, money management, communication skills, housework, and personal hygiene. Additionally, they love having their very own STEM Lab where they can strengthen their science and technology skills through hands-on, project-based learning.
When stopping by our Carteret campus our participants enjoy numerous recreational opportunities while here at PTC and out in the community. Every month they look forward to their favorite outings which include gaming at Yestrcades and River City Gaming, going out to eat at places like No Limits Café and Applebees, and building our endurance through local hikes, physical fitness classes, and bowling. While in house, many afternoons you may find PTC participants singing Karaoke, playing games such as Jeopardy and Uno, or creating inspired art projects for display throughout our program.
In Eatontown, we always take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate, learn, and grow, such as learning to improve and develop our activities of daily living and life skills. We continuously work on improving our social skills. We are engaged in community trips to strengthen our personal growth and money-handling skills. From working at the Community Garden at Sickle's Market to giving back to the community through our volunteer opportunities, our participants gain a sense of fulfillment and pride in their accomplishments.
In addition to the specific activities mentioned above for each campus, all PrimeTime Center locations provide a wide range of recreational/leisure opportunities utilizing local resources such as local parks, libraries, malls, bowling alleys, movie theaters, sports and fitness venues. All activities offered are designed to fit the cognitive levels and physical needs of the participants in our programs.