Independent Living Services (ILS)

Community Living and Support Program (CLASP)

UCP’s Community Living and Support Program (CLASP) helps adults with developmental disabilities live independently on their own and reduce their dependence on others while remaining in their homes. Instructors work one on one by teaching skills such as nutrition, household management and self-advocacy. As a result of learning new skills like bus schedules, community activities, and how to manage a household, adults with developmental disabilities have a renewed sense of independence and self-esteem.

Benefits of CLASP

Areas of instruction include:

  • Personal/social development
  • Financial management
  • Safety
  • Health and navigating the health care system
  • Household management
  • Self-advocacy
  • Cooking skills
  • Nutrition & meal planning skills
  • Shopping
  • Public transportation to grocery stores

Individuals participating in CLASP benefit directly from your donations. Your help is a key factor in providing them with the tools to live a life of independence.

11CLASP helps people become more independent

Know someone who could benefit by CLASP?

Follow these steps:

  1. Receive a doctor’>s diagnosis of a developmental disability.
  2. Get referred by Alta California Regional Center
  3. Once referred, Alta California Regional Center will pay for an adult 18 years and older


To learn more about Adult Day Programs or to set up a tour, contact:

Shelly Pefley, Director of Adult Services

Program Directory! Find specific program information here.

Shawn is learning to live life independently through CLASP

Shawn decided it was time for a change: At the age of 55, she decided to live on her own for the first time in her life. Fortunately, she was already connected with UCP’s CLASP independent living program that teaches people with developmental disabilities the life skills to live as independently as possible.

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