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Adult Developmental Services

Nearly 40 years ago, Presbyterian Medical Services collaborated with Louise Beatty, a Farmington community member who established the Beatty Work Activity Center, a day rehabilitation program for adults with developmental disabilities. Seeing the importance of these services, the program merged with Presbyterian Medical Services and became Shield Industries, a day program serving adult clients with meaningful employment, life skills development, vocational training, and opportunities for integration into their community.

Today Project Shield provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the greatest opportunity to learn, grow, and explore their communities, through work, hobbies, and interests. Project Shield supports and enriches the lives of individuals in many areas: employment, transportation, social activities, basic technology skills and therapies.

Project Shield’s individuals' goals are highly customized to meet the clients, needs, abilities and desired outcomes. Project Shield continues to provide transportation to all clients at NO expense to the clients or families.

Project Shield clients participate in the “Yes, You Can!” Experience. Activities include Native New Mexico Cuisine Cooking Classes, White Water Rafting on the Animas River, Jim Henson’s “Imagination Unlimited” exhibition, touring the Natural History Museum, and Isotopes baseball games.