Disability Services

Paladin follows a person-centered philosophy

by supporting positive control and self-direction of people's lives.

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Behavior Management

​New Service! Paladin's Behavioral Clinicians partner with individuals, staff, advocates, and family members to provide hands-on training to promote success and decrease the number of challenging or dangerous behaviors. We  can provide behavior management services in the home, at place of employment, school setting (observation only), day programs community places such as parks, coffee shops, stores, etc.

Behavior Management could include assistance, training and supervision in the following:
• Increasing assertiveness
• Consulting with team members as well as family
• Reducing maladaptive behaviors
• Teaching stress reduction and anxiety relief techniques
• Educating on socially appropriate behavior
• Developing social skills
• Teaching coping skills
• Increasing appropriate expression of emotions, feelings and desires

Behavior Management Services are funded through the CIH, FSW Medicaid Waivers.

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Day Services

Our weekday adult day services (Adult Developmental Activities Program) offer opportunities to engage in age and skill-level appropriate activities. The men and women who come to the Centers in Hobart, Highland, and Michigan City, Indiana explore new things, discover enjoy, and develop their talents while working side-by-side with peers and team members.  In this program, individuals may wish to enhance their daily living skills or participate more in the leisure activities offered. We pride ourselves in addressing the needs of the ‘whole individual.’

In our Sensory & Environmental Awareness Lab (SEALAB), partially supported through a generous grant from the PNC Foundation, 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.

Employment Services

We work hand-in-hand with state agencies, like Vocational Rehabilitation, to help foster an inclusive career future for people with disabilities in the communities where they live.

In this win-win program, area businesses expand their talent pool and create a culture of diversity. Job seekers obtain and keep a rewarding employment position that is in-line with their individual life goals.

After successful employment, Paladin offers follow along services, if necessary. Follow along services provide our consumers with additional support to be successful in their employment.

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Residential Habilitation Services (RHS)

Paladin residential services focuses on providing  services and/or supports designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of adults with disabilities.  We focus on helping men and women to live  successfully in their own homes or with a small group if appropriate. 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

Intermediate Care Facilitites

Our Intermediate Care Facilities are tailored to adults with intellectual disabilities who would benefit from the 24-hour supervision of direct support professionals. They reside in one of our four group homes specially-designed to emphasize a comfortable homelike atmosphere. Our homes are within the LaPorte and Michigan City communities, with access to all the services the cities provide.

Our individuals have the potential to achieve maximum independence in all aspects of their lives. Each individual can grow into their own unique self and make decisions based on personal preferences and individual desires. The trained staff develop individual care plans to work on the needs of each individual, set at a pace where they can succeed. They are able to share common interests with their peers and make lasting friendships. The individuals we serve participate in a variety of recreational activities in the home as well the community. Such activities include: bowling, Special Olympics, going to movies, going out to eat, visiting the museums in Chicago, etc. These are just a few examples of how Paladin involves our individuals to develop a rich and meaningful life, along with developing meaningful relationships.

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Respite

Respite Services provides a wide variety of leisure and learning activities while family members who care for a person with disabilities at home can take a short break or even a long awaited vacation. This is a service that can be paid for through your Medicaid Waiver or a private pay contract. Respite services can be provided in the family home, community or at the respite house. The respite home in LaPorte County is 100% wheelchair accessible, it has a full safety systems in place including alarms, fire suppression. It is located in town and close to every day conveniences (it is literally across the street from a bowling alley)--it is truly the safest, most accessible and most convenient Respite Home in Northern Indiana!

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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Medicaid Waiver Service

Do you need assistance filing for Medical Waiver Service? We'd love to help you with the application process.

Can We Count On You?

We need your support! With your gift, Paladin will continue our work to protect the rights of people with disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in the community. May we count on you today?

 

We are grateful for the 2023 Checkout Challenge support from Strack & Van Til and their generous customers.

 

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