The PIER Center - Day Program
The PIER Center is designed for individuals who are living at home and need an organized daily program to attend during the week. This program allows for each individuals experience to be uniquely designed around their hopes and needs. As a Community Access Program, participants have many opportunities to attend community events and to experience field trips, YMCA, parks and other venues in our local area. We work on many goals including independence, community skills, self advocacy, job development, physical fitness and communication. We accept private pay as well as “Person Directed” medicaid waiver funding.
PIER Center Locations
1315 Pilgrim Mill Road
Cumming GA, 30040
6000 Wellspring Trail
Gainesville GA, 30506
PIER Center Teachers
Life Enrichment Coach - Lisa Sciandra
Lisa is very exciting about training our adults in our day program. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. Lisa has worked and volunteered in both the special education setting for elementary school children and also with adults with developmental disabilities. She is passionate about teaching our adults about living independently and abundant lives.
Life Enrichment Coach - Stacey Schlief
Stacey enjoys creating a meaningful day for our day program participants and developing their functional independence in the community. Stacey has a B.S. in Health Education and a Master's in Occupational Therapy. Though she has worked in a variety of settings, it is her brother with Down's Syndrome who inspires her dedication to adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Life Enrichment Coach - Erin Cummings
Erin is originally from Missouri but moved to Georgia solely for the purpose of working at PIER. She has a deep passion for people with disabilities and believes they each have a beautiful purpose; she loves helping them discover and fulfill that purpose, whatever it may be. Erin has a degree in Special Education and has worked with adults with disabilities for several years in a residential setting. Her younger brother, Nate, has Autism and ADD and helped her discover her passion and love for this community. He is her inspiration. She feels blessed to work with our adults every single day.