About Us

COMPANY HISTORY

CVTC is an organization of service providers committed to and empowered by a sense of responsibility, ownership and pride in their efforts to train and support people who have intellectual disabilities.

Founded in 1982, CVTC was one of the first day programs in California designed specifically to serve and support individuals who may need behavioral management services. This program, located in Stockton, California, remains as the pinnacle of the organization to this day. As demand for our services flourished, CVTC opened additional behavior management programs in Fresno, Modesto, Merced and Visalia. All programs offer services in Employment Training, Community Integration and Self-Advocacy.

Responding to consumer demand for individual support, CVTC launched our Another Way Supported and Independent Living Service in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. Another Way changes lives by providing direct independent living skills training and intensive supports in all aspects of daily living to individuals in their homes and communities. This support is essential to helping our clients maintain their independent living situations.

Most recently, CVTC has expanded operations through the addition of our RAPID mobile crisis response service. RAPID was developed to meet the intensive challenges associated with crisis intervention. Responding directly to crisis situations, RAPID provides the immediate care and support that is crucial for our clients to successfully navigate the most challenging of circumstances.

Recognizing individual needs and providing high quality, progressive services have always been our core values. Since 1982, CVTC has continued to adapt and improve services for individuals living in the Central Valley. Our goal as an agency is to provide excellent training and support with the utmost integrity and empathy for the people we serve.

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Mission

Mission

We support people in achieving their potential.

Vision

Vision

CVTC, as an industry leader, creates experiences that support people in pursuing their ambitions and life dreams. We foster environments where people participate in experiences that enhance their learning and enjoyment.

Purpose

Purpose

Central Valley Training Center strives to integrate our services for people with developmental disabilities into a customer-focused, quality-driven organization. Our purpose is to promote the rights of the people we serve to live with dignity and responsibility and to support individuals in the acquisition of skills needed to achieve her/his personal goals.

President Message

President Message

My name is Ray Nylen and I am the President and co-founder of CVTC. My passion for helping people with disabilities began on the grounds of the Stockton Developmental Center, where I spent eight years as a special education teacher. At that time, all of the services for our students were confined within a series of locked doors inside of a segregated institution. I was privileged to work alongside a team of equally passionate teachers, and together we developed creative opportunities to teach life skills free from the walls of the classroom.

We challenged the status quo by taking our students out into the Stockton community to utilize life experiences as a teaching method. Previous to this, our method was unheard of, but we were driven by a collective passion for seeing our students succeed in achieving their potential. That passion led the way to the development of CVTC, and it remains the soul of our organization today. Our mission will always be to support people in achieving their potential.

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