Services & Programs
COMMUNITY ACCESS SERVICES
Community Access Programs support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living lives of their choosing within their communities as independently as possible. Supports are provided in areas chosen by individuals and that include: Domestic Skills (personal care, communication, household), Recreation/Leisure Activities (fitness, art, hobbies), Vocational Skills (paid work, volunteer opportunities), Community (making connections, pursuing interests both old and new, using public facilities). Support is provided in a 1:3 ratio. In addition to the 3 CAPs, the Adult Programs in Concord and Richmond provide similar services. Specialized services within CAP include: Senior Program for those individuals who have retired or need a slower pace of life, TLCs for those people with a related medical condition and requiring greater level of support.
Asian Family Resource Center
Asian Family Resource Center (AFRC) provides the same type of service as the CAPs, pursuing activities and goals based on personal preference and which are culturally sensitive. Staff are able to communicate to both the person receiving services and family members in their primary language: Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Mien. Accessing community resources is an integral part of the services provided.
Inroads is a community-based service focused on supporting people accomplishing a variety of goals in their community. Support areas include: Social Networking (building a network of support in the community), Vocational Skills (exploring paid work and volunteer opportunities), Traveling(using public transportation), Recreation/Leisure Activities (exploring community options), Personal Growth (individualized pursuits), Self-Advocacy.
Support is provided through groups of three individuals carefully selected according to personal pursuits and common interests and enabled through a Community Support Specialist.
Designed for individuals with severe developmental disabilities and related health conditions, and requiring 1-to-1 support, Access is able to provide services to people both in the home and the community for up to 4 hours per day. Recreational and leisure activities are engaged in, along with supporting people in understanding and helping manage medical conditions. Educational goals can also be included based on a person’s preference. People accessing the community is a vital component to this program, helping people expand community opportunities and make community connections.
Tailored Day Services
Individuals receiving Tailored Day Services (TDS) determine how best to use their 28 hours per month of support. This could include college support with accessing accommodations, organizing course schedules, and communicating with school personnel. TDS also offers employment support through searching for employment, job exploration, and developing work skills. This service is particularly helpful for individuals requiring flexibility with how and where they would like support provided.
From the very beginning, the person needing services controls the process to find and fund individualized support. A person centered plan identifies specific services needed based on the person’s desires and goals. The funding required to pay for the needed supports is determined, and the individual can then pay for chosen services with guidance from an account manager. Self Determination allows a person to have better control over the specific services he or she has determined are needed to live a person-centered life.