ABL offers a residential program allowing clients to live on site during training. The goal is to equip clients with the skills necessary for living in an independent or semi-independent manner. Clients live in dorm rooms and share a community kitchen and living area. They receive continual reinforcement and evaluation of independent living skills. They also participate in center sponsored recreation and social activities. Clients who complete the residential program may graduate to supervised independent living in an on-site apartment.
Image captions: 1. A deaf-blind student feeling a catfish he just caught.
2. Staff and clients showing off the fish they caught at Catfish Haven. 3. ABL Staff and clients participating in the annual food drive at the Lafayette Cajundome. 4. Staff and clients performing a skit for ULL Homecoming judges. 5. Clients touring St. John's Cathedral located in Lafayette, Louisiana. 6. Clients learning how pirogues (flat bottom duck boats) are made at Vermillion Ville in Lafayette 7. Clients playing miniature golf at the Kart Ranch 8. Clients climbing one of the walls at the Rok Haus 9. Clients and staff petting and feeding a donkey at the Baton Rouge Zoo