Encore is an arts-based day program for adults, 18 years of age and older, with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Decades of evidence demonstrate that the creative arts are especially suited for instruction and learning and can help pave the way for full community inclusion. The Encore staff includes degreed/credentialed instructors who work with clients through music, visual and fine arts, language arts, wellness and active classes, technology and industrial arts. Encore concentrates upon the personal development of each participant in support of his or her goals of self-reliance and independence. Participants are supported in self-care, social and leadership skills, personal responsibility, and vocational readiness.