Developmental Training Center

LSSI's Developmental Training Center is a welcoming and warm environment that fosters personal achievement through interactive, hands-on "active" treatment. The goal is for each client to develop the skills, behaviors, and attitudes essential to living as independently as possible. LSSI's Developmental Training Center offers structured learning where staff provide positive reinforcement and repetitive practice through real life interactions.

To see if The Developmental Training Center is right for you or your loved one, please call us at 833.610.LSSI (5774)833.610.LSSI (5774).

The Developmental Training Center is located on the campus of Shady Oaks, in Homer Glen, Illinois.

The Developmental Training Center is a multi-room facility with a rotating class schedule that allows for the clients to change class locations throughout the day. In addition, clients have a variety of community access/integration opportunities to socialize, have fun, have new experiences, and to practice the skills they have learned. Clients have attended community fairs and sporting events, visited some of Chicago’s sites, and enjoyed trips to the zoos or other nature centers.

Examples of Classes Offered

  • Music
  • Themed Art
  • Yoga/Relaxation
  • Reading/Drama
  • Cooking
  • Science
  • Games
  • Sensory Group
  • Current Events
  • Prevocational
  • Learning Lab
  • Themed Activities


  • A Sensory Room – a fun room for sensory learning or relaxation
  • Transportation to and from the Center
  • 4:1 client to staff ratio
  • Shurhand Lift System for Non-evasive Toileting Assistance
  • A smaller program with less than 50 clients
  • Repositioning to prevent pressure sores

Payment Options

  • Home/Community-based Waiver
  • Private Pay
  • Medicaid

If you have questions on how to access developmental training services or would like to apply for a waiver, please call the Developmental Disabilities Helpline: 1.888.DD.PLANS (1.888.337.5267)

LSSI's Developmental Training Center is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Inquire Today

To inquire about the program or to schedule a tour, please call 833.610.LSSI (5774)833.610.LSSI (5774).