The Academy on Main offers quality support services to individuals with developmental disabilities supported by a community center setting. Activities are directed by a licensed mental health professional, Douglas Weaver, LCSW, assisted by Community Living Support staff. Children and Family Counseling Associates believe high quality staff leads to a higher quality of programming for our participants. Trainings and activities are designed to coincide with the objectives on each individual’s plan of care. Participants have many opportunities to engage in community activities, including volunteering with our community partners. Individuals are encouraged to improve their self-advocacy, communication, coping, and social skills. Group mental health therapy is a major component of the program and is informed by current thinking in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as attachment theory. The Academy on Main has a full caterer’s kitchen, karaoke equipment, and recreational area for arts and crafts. Field trips have included Lexington Legends games, the Louisville Zoo, the Morse Baseball Academy, Malibu Jacks in Lexington, Shaker Village, the Danville movie theater, and bowling.
Doug received his Bachelor of Arts from Miami University, as well as his Master of Arts in History from American University. Doug taught high school History and Government for several years. Doug is a Clinical Social Worker. He earned his Masters degree from University of Kentucky.
Tabby graduated from Bellarmine University in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in psychology and a minor in sports studies. Tabby has played sports most of her life and enjoys being active. She plans to go to graduate school soon with hopes of becoming a school psychologist. Tabby also works at The Academy on Main.