What We Bring to the Table
Individual Support Services
Our Individual Support Services program was created in response to the voices of parents who have children who are now young adults faced with developmental disabilities.
Clients are between the ages of 18-30, are faced with developmental disabilities and have a desire to increase independence and social supports.
The social aspect of the service is the development of a support system created by a clinical professional that assists the individual in forming and maintaining appropriate social relationships and alliances within the community. Participation in our weekly COMPASS Peer Group is encouraged as part of the support plan.
The clinical aspect of the service engages clients in goal setting through the development of an individual support plan and 3 - 5 hours per week of direct service and small group pairing facilitated by a clinical professional.
Specific treatments based on identified goals are reinforced each week both in the home and in the community.
The purpose of our services is to improve the lives and increase the independence of young adults with developmental disabilities faced with the difficult transition to adulthood.
- Link individuals to healthy community resources and peer relationships
- Provide positive adult modeling
- Increase self-esteem
- Increase confidence, independence & self-reliance
- Increase awareness of social resources
Examples of Support Plan Goals
- Social Skills Training
- Behavior Management & Coping Mechanisms
- Independent Living Skills
- Health & Safety
- Vocational Exploration
- Post-Secondary Education Exploration