Home and community based independent living skills training for people with developmental disabilities through the Home and Community Based Services Waiver. Mentors work one-on-one with children and adults with developmental disabilities, using strategies and activities designed to promote skill building in the areas of communication, socialization, behavior, independent living, and movement. Mentors are matched to a primary individual but may work with other individuals in need of support to facilitate coverage and back-up for other team members.
Planned Respite provides pre-planned short-term relief for a child’s/ adult’s primary caregiver and supports the child’s/ adult’s developmental, behavioral, and health care needs. Each respite direct support professional is trained to support each individual’s specific needs. Supports can be provided in short or longer-term increments. Respite can be provided in the home or in a variety of settings such as parks, community centers, museums, etc. Respite activities are tailored to the needs and interests of each child or youth.