Community Skills Training Organizations by State:
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Melwood, a non-profit organization serving Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC, offers a wide variety of services designed to maximize the independence of people with developmental disabilities. Programs offer supported living services, family support services, vocational services, independent living skills training and recreational activities. For more information, contact them at (301) 599-8000.
OPTIONS is a non-profit organization "dedicated to helping people with disabilities achieve their goals, dreams and rightful place as full citizens of their communities." One of their programs, Community Integration Services (CIS), is a day program offering a unique curriculum of classroom and community-based instruction in Adaptive Living Skills. Job training and exposure to new activities helps participants develop increased self-esteem and a sense of community inclusion. Adaptive Living Skills training allows participants to make real choices about their jobs and leisure activities. Socialization skills are developed as participants engage in group activities and make new friends. CIS serves individuals with head injuries, developmental disabilities or other neurological impairments. For more information, call (805) 772-6066 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Developmental Services Center (DSC) is a non-profit organization working to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing services and supports which enable them to live, work, learn, and participate in their communities. DSC serves individuals who may have epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, or other disabling conditions. Services include, case management, family support, developmental (skills) training, clinical services, vocational services and residential services. For more information, call (217) 356-9176 ext. 202.
Easter Seals Massachusetts has a mission to "help children and adults with disabilities expand their independence." They offer job training, which includes, vocational evaluation, career skills training, computer training, and job support services. Additional services and programs offered include information and referral, an equipment loan closet, assistive technology trial. They also offer recreational opportunities including a camp and adaptive swim classes. For more information about these services and more, call the state headquarters at (800) 922-8290 or visit their website.
South Shore Educational Collaborative is a non-profit multipurpose educational collaborative within the Massachusetts South Shore school district. They offer several programs designed to develop skills among individuals with profound disabilities. The Community Program serves severely multi-handicapped students aged 3 to 22. The program emphasizes the development of daily living and communication skills, as well as social and emotional development. The program also offers recreational and leisure activities as well as pre-vocational, pre-academic and academic training. An additional program is the Community Adult Program, which serves individuals over the age of 22 with profound developmental delays and significant medical needs. This program emphasizes the development of functional skills, community awareness, vocational preparation, socialization and therapeutic intervention. The program also receives weekly consultation services from speech, occupational and physical therapists. For more information about these and many other programs, call (781) 749-7518.
Student Independent Living Experience (SILE) provides an array of transitional living services and programs for adolescents and young adults (up to age 22) with primarily physical disabilities. Through a "learn by doing" approach, the students develop independent living and transitional living skills such as cooking, safety, homemaking, community mobility and personal care management. We provide participants with the real life obstacles, situations, and personal gratifications that come with living independently. For more information, please call (781) 830-8724 or e-mail Bryan.Drake@umassmed.edu.
VinFen is a private, non-profit human services organization that provides a wide array of programs and facilities to help people with disabilities live independently. Independent Living Services include day habilitation, arts-based rehabilitation, pre-vocational training, and supported employment, support groups for those with mental illness and many other services. For more information, call 1-(877) 284-6336.
Social Resources, Inc. (S.R.I.) is a non-profit agency serving adults with disabilities residing in Michigan. Services include vocational training, job placement and supported employment, skills training in a wide variety of areas, recreational activities and transportation. S.R.I. also offers four community based Adult Foster Care residences. For more information, call (586) 677-3631 (North Macomb S.R.I.), (586) 285-1967 (South Macomb S.R.I.) or e-mail email@example.com.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides rehabilitation services for people with short- and long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities. Facilities are located in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Institute’s unique combination of rehabilitation, support and lifestyle services address the needs of the whole person. Their website also offers many links to helpful disability resources. For more information, call (763) 520-0520.
The Whole Person Inc. is a private, nonresidential, non-profit corporation providing Independent Living Services to residents of the states of Kansas and Missouri. Services include individual and community advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, benefits counseling, peer counseling, personal assistance services and more. For more information, call (800) 878-3037 (Toll Free) or visit their offices at 301 East Armour, Blvd. Suite 430 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nevada Association for the Handicapped is a non-profit organization located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (702) 870-7050 or write to 6200 West Oakey Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102.
East End Disability Associates is a non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities. Their Day Habilitation Program, provides skills training, recreational, and volunteer opportunities in the community. Individuals, with input from family and service coordinators, plan and develop their own programmatic and life enhancing goals. For more information, call (631) 369-7345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
People Inc. offers a wide variety of programs and services to people of all ages with disabilities. Programs include day services, employment and training services, family support and respite services, health care services, residential services, children's services, and senior services. They also offer information and referral services and outreach services, which are designed to teach children and adults about people with disabilities, acceptance of differences and the prevention of unintentional injuries. For more information, call (888) 773-6753.
Stemark Associates is a support, service and advocacy group dedicated to helping those with a disabling condition, and their caregivers, to overcome obstacles in their course of daily life. Services include estate and financial planning, service coordination and more. For more information, call (281) 364-7211 or e-mail email@example.com.
Bell Therapy a subsidary of Phoenix Care Systems, Inc. cares for children, adults and families living with behavioral, developmental and social challenges through program models designed to achieve maximum potential. Residential Services offers a variety of residential services for men and women. Each facility provide a home-like environment to enhance individual skills neeeded to achieve greater indepencence Licensed Community Based Residential Facilities - Serious & Persistent Mental Illness Licensed Community Based Residential Facilities - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Licensed Adult Family Homes - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Belwood Respite Home is an alternative to psychiatric inpatient hospitalization that expans the continuum of services, intervention and support of individuals in crisis to stabilize and quickly return them to their normal rhythm of daily activities. Licensed Crisis Respite - Serious & Persistent Mental Illness Licensed Crisis Respite - Developmentally Disabled Day Treatment & Vocational Services Medical Day Treatment - Serious & Persistent Mental Illness Work & Day Services - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Community Services Licensed Community Support Programs - Mental Illness Horizons Program (Daily Living Skills and Supported Independent Living) - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Outpatient Clinics Transportation Services Medical Transport Consultation & Training Services Bell Therapy, Inc., 5151 West Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218, Phone: (414) 527-6940, or Fax: (414) 527-6971
Curative Care Network provides a number of services for adults with disabilities throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Such services include day services, assisting in the development of social and community living skills; vocational services, providing vocational evaluation, assessment, training, and consultation; community employment services, assisting persons seeking employment to choose, obtain, and retain integrated employment in the community or in their own businesses; and supported living services, providing training, support, and supervision to maximize independence. For more information about these services and others, call (414) 257-4057.
Independent Living Program is sponsored by Broadscope Disability Services (formerly United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Southeastern Wisconsin). This Independent Living Program (ILP) offers assistance to individuals with cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities achieve more independent lives. The program is based on individual need and can include intensive support to obtain information on the essential components that make independent living possible. The program provides residential options including housing and attendant care; operates apartment programs in the county; offers community support services such as follow-along (follow-up) for adults living in their own apartments; includes independent living skills training, advocacy and counseling, self direction, budgeting, arranging transportation and identifying financial resources, participation in employment/day services/meaningful activity and other independent living skills. ILP staff work within the community, as consultants to consumers, their families and various community groups to solve problems and increase awareness regarding independent living. For more information, call (414) 329-4500 (Voice) or (414) 329-4511 (TTY).
The Kenosha Achievement Center, Inc. (KAC) provides both adult and early childhood services. Adult Services are designed to assist persons in accomplishing vocational and social independence. Early Childhood Services are designed to help parents and caregivers be their child's first and best teacher. Adult programs include supported employment and training. Childhood programs include the Early Intervention Program, which offers service coordination, special education, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapies for children with developmental disabilities ages birth to three years. For more information, call (262) 658-9500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milwaukee Center for Independent Living (MCFI) is a non-profit, community-based rehabilitation facility, serving residents of Milwaukee County. Some of the many programs offered include; Adult Day Services, Employment Services, the Work Opportunity Resource Center, Mental Health Services, Community Living Program, and the Office of Family Resources. All of the programs are designed to assist individuals with disabilities learn to live and work independently within the community. For more information, visit their website or call (414) 272-1344 (Voice) or (414) 272-9200 (TTY).
Riverfront, serving Mondovi, La Crosse, and Black River Falls, Wisconsin, offers a variety of skills training and support services to people with developmental disabilities. Training, which can take place in the community or the homes of people with disabilities, covers such issues as menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, budgeting, money management, mobility, and self-advocacy. Support services may include, health maintenance, household management, developing relationships and making friends, identifying community activities and much more. For more information, call (608) 784-9450 (La Crosse), (608) 269-8263 (Mondovi), or (715) 284-2546 (Black River Falls).
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