Serving the Developmentally Disabled since 1965

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Adult Development Center

The Adult Development Center (ADC) provides basic life skills training to adults with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities, including socialization, special education, motor development, community integration, pre-vocational training, recreation and leisure skills.

The main skills that are the focus of the ADC program are:

  • Grooming
  • Mobility skills
  • Safety concepts
  • Basic academics
  • Personal identification skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Attention and completion to task
  • Basic vocational skills.

Did You Know?


EL ARCA serves

communities in

42 zip codes

all around the Los Angeles area.


The students make your day. You may have problems at home, and then you come to EL ARCA, and they make you forget your troubles. They make you laugh. Listening to their conversations, seeing their actions – it’s a joy to be around them. Continue reading

- Liz Ramirez
Staff, ADC