Adult Day Programs at DANI

Our day program for adults with disabilities is focused on building new skills, while assisting with transition to adulthood. Components of the day program complement the interests and strengths of each participant. Computer, social, vocational and life skills are emphasized. The arts, music and drama are studied and enjoyed. Journalism, book study and literacy are important elements of the program.

Person-Centered Planning

Person-centered planning is infused into all aspects of our day program. Our committed and devoted staff continuously works with the adults, families and caregivers to develop a specific, outcome-directed curriculum for each participant, with goals reviewed twice a year.

What are the Program Components?

Community & Vocational Programs

These programs improve the quality of our participants' lives and encourage them to take an active role in the community, by giving them vocational options in a host of settings.


Education is our top priority! We provide classes on a wide range of subjects, including programs unique to DANI, like literacy and journalism.

Active Living & Recreation Programs

We know how important it is to keep our participants active. They can choose from a variety of activities like swimming, yoga, hiking, board games and more. 

Fine Arts Programs

Our participants love getting creative. Each year we host two public events that showcase our participants’ talents: a captivating theatre production and an amazing art show.

Life Skills

Life skills are infused into all aspects of our day program at DANI, since our ultimate goal is to ensure that our participants gain confidence and autonomy. 

Want to Learn More About Our Programs?

Fill out this form and our Program Director will contact you.

Filling out this form does not guarantee acceptance into the desired program.
You will be contact by Jordan Goldman, our Program Director, about the intake process.


Cheese Specials:

  • Cheesecake (4” x 14”)
    Choice of Toppings: Streusel, Chocolate or Plain
  • Individual Cheesecake (4")
  • Cheese Danish
  • Cheese Danish Loaf


  • Cheese with Strawberry Sauce
    $45/per dozen
  • Mushroom with Mushroom Sauce
    $40/per dozen

Salmon Plates:

  • Moroccan Salmon with Couscous and Vegetables
    $25/per serving
  • Salmon Skewers (2) with Cantaloupe Salsa
    $30/per serving

Savory Plates:

  • Quiche
    (serves 6 - 8) Mushroom or Spinach
  • Cheese-less Sweet Potato Quiche
    (Made in dairy equipment)

Cheese Lasagna:

  • 8" x 8"
  • 9" x 13"

Shavuot Gift Trays available upon request

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Tula Kerr-Knights

Tula uses a person-centered approach to design and implement innovative programming with a focus on creative, hands-on activities. She uses her experience with a variety of kinds of handiwork to bring fun and engaging activities to participants that give them the opportunity to experiment with new mediums and express themselves creatively!

Daniela Scerbo

Daniela uses a person-centered approach to design and implement innovative programming. She uses her work experience as a language instructor to continue bringing academic programming to our participants, such as a brand-new accessible Science program using games, hands-on experiments and more to make learning fun!

Rudy Barell

Rudy Is currently the Chief Operating Officer of DANI’s Place – a unique housing initiative for persons with cognitive challenges based in Ontario, Canada. His role is to oversee all operations, while creating a strategic growth and implementation plan to ultimately build-out this branch of DANI.
Rudy has been working for both the corporate and the not-for-profit sectors for the past 20 years, establishing himself as an expert in government relations, grant writing and strategic planning. He has had the great honour and pleasure to work with amazing organizations in various business spheres: manufacturing, health technology, medical associations, first nations, social service agencies and with all levels of government and their arms-length partners. He is most proud of his lovely wife, his three children and cannot forget his dear friend Disco Stu - his bunny.

Francesco Franzone

Francesco uses a person-centered approach to design and implement innovative programming that shares his love of sports with everyone! He uses team activities to foster positive relationships and cooperation among participants in a supportive environment. Francesco also oversees a paid vocational partnership with Stalco, where participants work independently as part-time employees.

Tal Bar

Tal started working at DANI in 2010 and has since become an integral part of the organization's journey. Today, as the Chief Operating Officer of DANI, Tal takes charge of various operations and services, as well as organizational development and community partnerships, which drive DANI's growth and enable it to make a significant impact. Tal is a firm believer in the power of inclusion, recognizing that every individual deserves the opportunity to participate, contribute, and be valued. Tal holds an MEd in developmental psychology and education and is currently enrolled in TMU's nonprofit management program.