In our Adult Developmental Activities (ADA) program, we provide services for numerous individuals whose primary needs are developmental in nature. In this program, our consumers learn not only adult daily living skills such as hand washing and tooth brushing, but communication, socialization, and leisure skills as well. We pride ourselves in addressing the needs of the ‘whole individual.’
Many of our clients display evidence of sensory integration deficits, meaning that when sensory input is not processed properly, their responses are often inappropriate. Historically, many behaviors inherent to those in the severe and profound range, such as self-stimulatory actions or physical aggression, have been considered maladaptive. We now know, however, that often these behaviors are not physiological at all, but rather indicators of these deficits.
In our Sensory & Environmental Awareness lab (SEALAB) we address all of the sensory realms including visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, vestibular (knowing where one’s body is in space) and proprioceptive (hard touch) domains. The SEALAB provides relaxed, non-threatening sensory stimulation in which learning is so much fun that the consumers do not even know they are learning. Furthermore, research indicates that learning occurs quicker and is longer lasting that with any of the other instructional systems technologies.
Residential Habilitation Services (RHS)
Residential Habilitation Services (RHS) provide up to a full day (24-hour basis) of services and/or supports which are designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant, and assist in the acquisition, improvement, and retention of skills necessary to support participants to live successfully in their own homes. RHS includes direct supervision, monitoring and training to implement the Individualized Support Plan (ISP) outcomes for the participant through the following:
- Assistance with personal care, meals, shopping, errands, chore and leisure activities and transportation (excluding transportation that is covered under the Medicaid State Plan)
- Coordination and facilitation of medical and non-medical services to meet healthcare needs, including physician consults, medications, development and oversight of a health plan, utilization of available supports in a cost effective manner and maintenance of each participant’s health record
- Assurance that direct service staff are aware and active with individuals in the development and implementation of their ISP, Behavior Support Plans and Risk Plans
Participant Assistive Care
Participant Assistance and Care (PAC) Services are provided in order to allow participants with intellectual/developmental disabilities to remain and live successfully in their own homes, function and participate in their communities and avoid institutionalization. PAC services support and enable the participant in activities of daily living, self-care, and mobility with the hands-on assistance, prompting, reminders, supervision and monitoring needed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant.
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