Through our Day Services Program, adults with
moderate to severe disabilities are provided
training in life skills, fitness, communication,
prevocational skills and community integration.
Adults in this program learn skills to strengthen
and support their independence and socialization
skills. This training occurs both one on one with a
trained Direct Support Professional and in groups
of 4-8 individuals.
Services in this program area are funded through the Community Habilitation and Facility Habilitation services of the Medicaid Developmental Disability, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Support Service Waivers and through state funds.
Success Story: When LH began receiving services through the JRDS Day Services program, he had difficulties expressing himself. He would use written notes to assist in telling staff something he wanted them to know. However, at one point he had a "growth spurt." He no longer wanted to rely on notes and while he would require assistance in saying words, he began to verbally express himself to his staff! He continued to progress and today he makes his own plans, has his medical provider call him directly about his appointments, and makes daily decisions on his own!