What We Believe About Residential Habilitation and Supported Living Program
IDD Supported Living is a community-based service that provides support skills training and direction to assist participants to remain integral members of their community. The supports address the current needs of the individual and allow for improvement in many of the areas necessary to live successfully in the community. The supports are provided in the participant’s home to increase the probability for generalization for learning. In easier terms, the best place to learn how to do banking is in a bank. These skills cannot be taught as effectively at the kitchen table. In the natural setting, the participant must learn these skills or find the resources to help themselves.
Our program gives the participant the opportunity to experience all the successes and failures of living truly independent while supporting them and assisting them to make sound decisions involving all aspects of their life. Our IDD Supported Living program believes that all participants have the right to govern their own destiny and experience all the successes and failures in striving to achieve the goal of real independence.
We devote our time, and especially our expertise, to finding truly experienced men and women to provide the best support possible for participants in our IDD Supported Living program. This service allows for individuals who need minimal assistance to use our supports on a short-term basis. It may be for one day, week or month. The services available are similar to the traditional IDD Supported Living program. They are goal driven and time constraints are placed on the services.
There is additional team involvement allowing for services to be very intensive with the goal of intensive short-term matters being addressed to allow the individual to not require ongoing supports. The hours of service, service goals and time frames are all established during the annual POC which is attended by all members of the support team, the head of the team being the individual program participant.