C.E.R.T.S. was originally founded to support young adults with multiple, severe disabilities as they transitioned from school to adult life and had a maximum admission age. In October 2012, the Board of Directors voted to expand the mission of C.E.R.T.S. to include adults of all ages who are able to participate in an active, movement oriented day program: The mission of C.E.R.T.S. is to enrich the lives of adults with multiple, severe disabilities and their families through an active, personalized day program. The admission criterion ensures that attendees possess the ability to participate in functional mobility activities.Read More
Support Our Mission
C.E.R.T.S. Adult Action Center was developed for young adults with severe disabilities who were transitioning out of school into adult life. While we do not restrict our applicants to this demographic, the program offerings are developed around this target audience.
There was a recognized need for a program for young adults with multiple, severe disabilities after they transitioned out of the public school system. Since they require total care, this would be a very unique and specialized program with a high ratio of staff to participants.
C.E.R.T.S. will accept the reimbursement level that is provided by the State of Delaware through the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) for all participants who have been given an ICAP assessment and are approved for services.
What’s Happening at C.E.R.T.S.
December 3rd – Guest Bartender Event at BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville DE – Unsure whether this event will be taking place. Updates will be posted. Location: 4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville DE from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Write “CERTS” on your dinner receipt and BBC Tavern will donate 10% of the total to CERTS. Join us for this FUNraising event!
Following State Covid-19 reopening guidelines, C.E.R.T.S. Board of Directors have decided to extend the closure of the Adult Action Centers until further notice. This decision was not made lightly, but ultimately the Board wishes to honor the directive of Governor Carney’s State of Emergency and keep groups of individuals from congregating together while also protecting the lives of the beloved men and women who attend the Adult Action Centers.
FY2019 was my first year as Board President replacing Amy Haughey, who served in this position for two terms dedicated to this agency and the services provided. Most of the year, the Board worked to address the relocation of the Newark site. Research and potential site visits were completed enthusiastically and analyzed through the valuable input of each member