Adult Services focus on advancing vocational, social, leisure and independent living skills to help individuals with developmental disabilities live fulfilling lives. Our goal is to provide adults with developmental disabilities with the skills, experiences and choices they need to attain vibrant lives and employment. To do so, we offer a variety of programs.
Individuals enrolled in our Adult Service Programs receive day support services, which include the following five components:
- Assessment may be formal or informal, for the purpose of developing an Individual Service Plan (ISP).
- Personal care includes personal hygiene, eating, communication, mobility, toileting and dressing.
- Skill reinforcement includes implementing behavioral support strategies and help with the use of communication and mobility devices.
- Self-determination includes developing self-advocacy skills and acquiring skills that enable an individual to become more independent.
- Recreation and leisure includes supports identified in the ISP that are therapeutic and help to develop and maintain social relationships and family contacts.
Lake County adults over the age of 16 years who want to participate in Adult Services must be determined eligible by an Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI).