To provide an array of services which meet the needs of individuals diagnosed with Autism or those who would benefit from a highly structured program in the areas of functional life skills, vocational skills and social skills while promoting personal growth, independence, community integration and the acquisition of new skills.
Autism Services offers skills training designed to provide opportunities for continued learning with a focus on functional life skills development in a highly structured group environment. Individualized daily scheduling allows for maximized independence. Services are coordinated through a person centered planning process, including formal assessment of needs and development of goals that reflect the individual’s personal needs and preferences. Instructional strategies focus on development of cognitive skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills and skills necessary to maximize independence in activities of daily living. Opportunities to develop academic skills are available through individual plan development. The program also offers opportunities for community integration through outings and recreational activities. Individuals participate in vocational activities as part of regular programming.
- Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- Programming is designed to support individuals with Autism, but individuals with other developmental disabilities will be considered based on need.
- Ability to adapt to a group setting after a reasonable time period.
- Willingness to participate in the program and attend on scheduled days.
- Program must be able to meet the individual’s medical needs.
- Meets funding requirements or has ability to pay privately.
- Convene IDT team to discuss programming needs at annual ISP meeting or additional meetings as requested or needed.
- Refer to the Program Accessibility Chart for programs/services availability.
- Follow guidelines as outlined in inter-program transfer summary
- The individual and/or guardian choose to terminate services.
- The individual’s physical disability or medical condition places the individual in danger.
- The individual’s behavior places the individual or others in serious danger.
- The agency can no longer meet the needs of the individual.
- Funding is terminated.
- Consumer is not benefitting from services.
- Service closure meeting is held, if applicable. Follow-up is completed post discharge to address any additional needs.
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
Population served: Individuals over the age of 18 with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum, and/or individuals with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or dual diagnosis that would benefit from a highly structured program.
Settings: Facility based and/or small group settings within facility.
Hours/Days of Service: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Frequency of Service: Part-time and full time status available within day program hours stated above.
Payer Source: DHS/DDD, private pay.
Fees: There are no fees aside from community outing costs in day programs or special events. Private pay rates have been established and are available as needed. Funding and rate structures are established and funded by state agencies as indicated.
Referral Sources: Self-referral, families, state agencies as listed above, service coordination agencies.
Individualized Service Planning
Vocational Skills Training
Functional Life Skills Development
Social Skills Development
Academic Skills Development
Self Advocacy Skills Development
Multi-Sensory Stimulation Experiences
Leisure Time/Recreational Opportunities
Community Integration Experiences
Personal Care Support
Behavior Intervention Planning
November 8, 2010