An Independent Day Program

Tumbleweed Compadre, Inc. (DTA) is a small, independent Day Program that has been serving

the needs of adults with developmental disabilities in the Tucson area, since opening the

program in 1990. We offer our participants a quiet, relaxed program environment, supported

by a strong peer structure and an emphasis on personal choice and self-determination. We

believe that to be as effective as possible we must tailor each participant’s experience to suit

their specific needs and abilities. Therefore, we try to offer each participant as many choices as

possible, giving them the ability to learn and grow in the manner that works best for them as an

individual. By utilizing this philosophy, it not only promotes an increase in the self-esteem and

independent nature of the individual, but also works to convey a sense of ownership and

belonging to each participant, making the integration of social interaction training and the

modification of mal-adaptive behavior a much more attainable goal.