DTTA La Española

Day Treatment and Training for Adults (DTTA)

The building, La Española, takes its name after the local neighborhood area in Nogales. We house a variety of programs there, one is the Day Treatment and Training for Adults (DTTA) program.

The program organizes our social, sensory-motor, cognitive, communicative, and behavior training with activities like performing plays, showcasing artwork, working out in the gym, and learning sign language. Outside its walls, we enjoy the community and its food, and we enjoy traveling to new places.

Our monthly schedules are posted here

Day Treatment

We have personal development activities. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, you can find us at our easels, in the gym, or going out to pick up the mail.

Wednesdays are café days, each week someone new picks somewhere we get to go for coffee.

Social activities are saved for Fridays. These are the times when we party. Themed birthday parties are a favorite, as well going to community events, taking trips to the casino, and traveling out of town.

Our 4 main goals for our members are:
  • To provide training and supervision for the member to maintain or increase their self help, socialization and adaptive skills.
  • To maintain and/or develop positive relationships between members and their families.
  • To provide members the opportunities to interact socially within the community and;
  • To provide them access to available resources. Thus, DTTA provides its members the opportunity to participate in meaningful and challenging experiences in a successful manner.


The members that are not physically able to volunteer or do not want to participate in volunteer activities, yet in order to help them with sensory issues, they have the opportunity to visit the Santa Fe Ranch to interact with animals out in nature.

Our members choose from activities in or outside the program that they feel more comfortable with.

During lunch time they are taught how to appropriately use silverware and use good manners.

During the afternoon they work on their individual goals and develop skills by playing video games, board games and computers.