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Behavior Management

Behavior Management

Desert Arc

Behavioral management and vocational training for adults with disabilities.

Services Offered

Vocational Training • Behavior Management • Developmental Disabilities • Behavioral Health


The Behavior Management Program is divided into two components. The first is made up of individuals that are unable to participate in Adult Day Care due to their severe behavioral challenges. These clients require assistance with their activities of daily living and work on goals such as decreasing their inappropriate behaviors, increasing communication skills and improving their social skills.

The second component of the Behavior Management program is designed to provide paid vocational training to individuals with significant behavioral challenges. The individuals that participate in this program are unable to participate in other paid vocational training programs open to other clients due to their aggressive behaviors. Many of the clients that attend the Behavior Management program have transitioned from residing in State Developmental Centers to group homes within the community.

The program offers a wide variety of vocational training programs such as an on-site sheltered workshop for tasks like small assembly, labeling, packaging and janitorial. The program has also established a mobile work crew for jobs such as curb painting, and Enclaves at Champion Cadillac and Animal Samaritans.


73-255 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260 33.6871763 -116.4072425

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Primarily for adults 22yo+ but 18yo+ are eligible.
  • For individuals with developmental disabilities and significant or severe behavioral challenges.


  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

Individuals must be referred from Inland Regional Center. To enroll with Inland Regional Center, contact the Intake Coordinator for your county. In San Bernardino County call (909) 890-3053; for Riverside County call (909) 890-3370.

A person is eligible for Regional Center Services if they have a “substantial developmental disability,” that originates before the age of 18 and will likely continue indefinitely. The criteria includes:

  • intellectual disability
  • cerebral palsy
  • epilepsy
  • autism
  • disabling conditions similar to intellectual disability that require comparable treatment

Learning disabilities and disabling conditions that are solely physical or psychiatric in nature are not eligible for services.

Inland Regional Center will assign case manager to participant. Case manager can refer directly to Desert Arc.