Our developmentally disabled neighbors rely on The Community Place for programs and services that develop intellectual and physical skills for a more positive life experience. Programs and services include:
Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) provides for the development, implementation, and monitoring of a person’s Individualized Service Plan (ISP). The ISP represents the goals of the consumer and the agreed upon steps for reaching those goals. Unfortunately, it is difficult for consumers to freely navigate service systems for meeting basic needs and more so when addressing special needs.
Medicaid Service Coordinators work closely with families to ensure stability through a comprehensive network of services and resources. This includes, but is not limited to, assessments and service planning, referral coordination and advocacy.
The Sky is the Limit is a daily program for developmentally disabled individuals, ages of 5-22, in a structured recreational environment. The program is social and recreational in nature and focuses on enhancing social skills, providing opportunities for physical development, and opportunities for inclusion in mainstream activities. Meals are served and transportation is provided.
The program is year-around and operates five days a week. When school is in session, the program operates from 3:30 p.m. until 7: 45 p.m. and on an alternate schedule when school is not in session.
Project Odyssey identifies and works with five to eight developmentally disabled youth that are in jeopardy of losing their day or school placement or that were unsuccessful in day programs. These consumers require additional support and preparation in order to be successful in activities that have limited support.
The program provides transitional support through behavior modification and hands-on exploration of life options. Additionally, staff work with families to provide natural support mechanisms and provide them the skills necessary for the consumer’s success.
The Supported Housing Program provides case management and rental assistance services for individuals with mental-health issues to live independently in a community of their choice. Case management staff work closely with the consumer to determine goals related to quality of life and together implement the steps necessary to reach the identified goals. Consumers are provided priority placement for the housing programs at The Community Place's HOST Program.
The Parenting Skills program provides training, support and education to parents who are developmentally disabled. The goal of the program is to provide parents the skills necessary to parent their children without the aid of in-home support or direction.
In addition to instruction, the participants receive on-going coaching to address concerns and issues related to parenting. Transportation and meals are provided at each session.
Family Reimbursement allows families to apply for money to offset the cost of goods and/or services related to the caring of developmentally disabled family members. These resources are distributed based on established need and are accessible after other alternatives have been exhausted. Requests are reviewed and determinations made jointly with the Developmental Disability Services Parent Committee.
Family Outreach provides weekend respites, support groups, and field trips to reduce the stigma and social isolation of the developmentally disabled and their families.
Day Habitation assists the developmentally disabled in making rewarding connections and relationships within their communities, as well as the development of new skills. Consumers obtain life-skills necessary for participating in other established processes and activities including the educational process and employment.
For additional information on all of The Community Place's services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, contact Anne Tutt-Denmark, director, Disability Services, Services at 585-336-4697or email@example.com.