The model of our services is based on the Lanterman Act, 1069 to ensure that the rights and needs of individuals with developmental disabilities are met. The fundamental principle of supported living service enumerated in title 17 is to ensure that the individuals we serve are reasonably informed, educated and encouraged to accomplish their goals and dreams.
Based on desired skill-goal set by the consumer, our Direct Support Staff will design an action plan to teach relevant skills that support learning process in the environment in which these skills will be used. Thereby encouraging the Consumer to learn through participation and practice.
We provide services to adults with disability within the ages of 18 to 59 whether ambulatory or non-ambulatory.
- activities of daily living skills that promotes independence;
- social skills building to increase self esteem and promote relationships;
- recreational activities to foster inclusion in the community and use of resources available to people who are not considered disabled, such as use of Parks, library, public transportation, bus passes, exercising at YMCA.
- We promote community awareness and integration through field trips to various places such as the Museum, Zoo, Aquarium, Bowling Centers, Amusement Parks, Movies and other business of interest to our Consumers.
- Assist them in obtaining educational or vocational goals in preparation for employment. For some it's just learning basic reading and math skills
- Household management training, budgeting, money management to meet living expenses.
- Health education classes including daily hygiene, education on substance abuse, medical, dental and vision visits.
- We teach Arts & Crafts and encourage them to explore their skills, such as jewelry making, painting, crouchet not just for fun but also for sale.
Academic & enrichment curriculum to include:
- Daily Living Skills based on individual assessed skill level and Pace of learning in:
- Grooming, Toileting, Feeding, Safety Concepts, Basic
-Academics, Field Trips, Survival Skills, Money Management.
- Sensory Motor Skills Development, Dance, Sports.
- Board Games, Peer Interaction, Art & Recreation.
Behavior Management Program
Individualized behavior modification focus on specific problems and are geared to teach socially acceptable strategies using non-aversive behavior management techniques.
- Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior. ALR
- Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior. DRI
- Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior. DRO
- Antecedents, Behaviors & Consequences.
- Token Economy System, Premark Principle.
Independ Living Skills (I.L.S):
Individualized skill training bases on IPP set goals, choices and structured support to enhance the quality of life, increased independence and inclusion in the community. Instructions include the following:
- Housing, Banking, Transportation, Shopping.
- Medical & Health issues.
- Relationships & Sex Education.
- Communication Awareness, Socialization, Appropriate Behavior.
- Rights, Choices, Respect, Responsibility, Self Governance, Advocacy, Community Inclusion
Supported Living (S.L.S):
With good information, proper guidance and nurtured personalized support from Ideal staff, our consumers are able to choose where, how and with whom they live. It's about their preference!
Consumer Choice Service Option (C.C.S. O):
Both Day and Behavior Divisions of Ideal Program Services will provide Customized Services consistent with DDS's Tailored Program Options. This service component will offer vocational and employment skills to Consumers that have expressed an interest and preference for community placement. These skills will include job seeking (including interviewing, appearance, attitudes, tardiness, etc.), job retention training, community survival skills training, and when appropriate, travel training.
This Community Placement Program will focus primarily on paid employment and then volunteerism. Service hours will range from 20 to 80 hours per month with a staffing ratio sufficient to meet individualized consumer needs.
Volunteering / Work
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Employment - Workersâ€“Inâ€“Training (WIT):
“Inclusion or exclusion of the specific term ‘Employment First’ does not determine whether a public system or agency has adopted Employment First principles. Such a determination can only be made in examining whether the underlying policies, procedures and infrastructure are designed for and ultimately result in increased integrated employment in the general workforce for citizens with disabilities”
WORKERS-IN-TRAINING (WIT) This program of supports is designed to enable an individual to enrich his or her life and enjoy a full range of community activities by providing opportunities for developing, enhancing, and maintaining competency in personal, social and community activities to include one or more of the following objectives.
- Obtain employment in a full or part-time paid position in an integrated community setting.
- Secure internship or volunteering opportunities to build skills that will eventually lead to paid employment.
- Improve social and communication skills by developing friendships with other adults without disability.
- Participate in age-appropriate leisure and recreation activities.