Community Support

 

Community Habilitation 

Community Habilitation services are provided in the community to assist in developing and enhancing the skills necessary to live in the community as independently as possible. 

All individuals participate in developing and implementing their own service plan centered on their strengths, needs, and choices. Common focus areas include: 

  • financial management 
  • household maintenance 
  • health care 
  • personal hygiene 
  • nutrition 
  • community inclusion 
  • budgeting 
  • safety 
  • social skill development 

Services are provided by qualified staff in a group or one-on-one setting that takes into account the person’s lifestyle and commitments. 

Respite

 

In many families, caring for an individual with a developmental disability often falls on the parents, siblings, and other family members. Respite offers temporary, short-term care for individuals so caregivers can take a much needed break or see to personal matters. Services are provided by qualified staff in a one-on-one setting in the home, or in a recreation group setting in the community. Respite takes into account the individual  needs of the family and the individual with a developmental disability.

Family Support Services 

Family Support Services (FSS) are ancillary services offered to individuals with developmental disabilities that live with their families. Family Support Services offers programs and supports for family caregivers, enhancing family stability and preserving family unity. 

Goals include: 

  • To support quality of life for an individual and their family. 
  • To prevent premature or inappropriate out-of-home placement 
  • To reunite and strengthen families 
  • To enhance parenting skills 
  • To maximize the potential of the family member with a developmental disability 

The service also facilitates the Family Reimbursement Program which reimburses expenses for health and safety goods and services. The program enhances family stability by relieving the financial burden of caring for an individual with developmental disabilities.

Individualized Support Services

Individualized Support Services (ISS) assists adults who wish to live independently.  ISS is a housing subsidy calculated based on an individual’s income.  For those eligible for ISS may also provide a transition stipend.

 

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Recent News

Arc Autism Corner Now Open!

Arc Autism Corner Now Open!

On Wednesday April 3, 2019 the Arc of Yates opened the Arc Autism Corner Activity and Resource Center. This was made possible by a generous grant received from The TRIPP Foundation. Over 150 staff and community members explored the activity room and tested out the various fidgets, lights and technology. John Hassett, OT at the Arc of Yates stated, “This room provides comfort and relaxation, with independence and the opportunity to explore.”
Ally Kimball, an adult on the spectrum, stated “I like the sensory room because I am fascinated by the patterns and bright colors. The music is calming and there are many interesting objects and playthings to use.”  

This resource is open to all members of the community and their families and is appointment based. If you would like to schedule your one on one Exploration Session please contact Deb Fabris-Coon at dfabriscoon@arcofyates.org or 315-414-1370. Additionally, there will be events every Wednesday in the month of April from 5pm-7pm. Check out the Arc of Yates Facebook page for more information at @arcofyates1.

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