Supporting Children and Adults of All Ages in the Community

ACT’s Community and Family Services help support individuals who desire to participate, engage, and integrate into the community and fosters relationships by providing creative, flexible, and supportive services and resources.

Services provided through this program include:

Personal Assistance (+)
  • Assist individuals in performing daily living tasks such as hygiene, shopping, preparing/planning meals, eating, laundry, and practicing social skills in the community to avoid isolation
  • PA services focus more on doing for the person instead of teaching
PA Medical (+)
  • Differs from Personal Assistance (PA) in that it focuses on individuals with exceptional medical needs.  
  • Additional training is required specific to the person’s medical needs and is provided on a 1:1 basis typically by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Skill Development (+)
  • Gives assistance to individuals in acquiring life skills necessary for independent living and achieving maximum independence in their home and community  
  • Goal for this service is for the individual to manage his or her household and access services in the community more independently
  • Typically a short-term service that focuses on “narrowing the gap” between the person’s current abilities and what is needed to meet needs independently
  • Services performed by Support Staff with specialized training
Community Integration (+)
  • Offered in the community at a 1:1 ratio and is limited to 25 hours a week
  • Focuses on teaching a variety of skills
  • How to access the community
  • Developing and using social skills
  • Impart teaching opportunities and support while participating in faith-based, recreational activities, social events/clubs, or volunteering.  
  • Goal-based service that teaches skills an individual needs to become a fully participating member of the community.
Day Habilitation - ASYP (+)

This service is designed to offer individuals opportunities to participate in activities that help them acquire, improve and retain the self-help socialization and adaptive skills they need to reside successfully in the community as an adult.

The idea behind this service is to help individuals develop these skills at an earlier age outside of the school environment while participating in the community.

After School Youth Programming offers opportunities to:

  • Meet new people
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Practice and learn important social skills
  • Learn how to resolve conflict
  • Learn skills to assist in developing friendships
In-Home Respite (+)
  • For individuals who are unable to care for themselves on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of parents and/or guardian
  • If the service includes overnight care, it MUST be provided in the individual’s place of residence

After-School Youth Program

For many families, finding the right after school programming for middle and high school aged adolescents with developmental disabilities can be a challenge. ACT’s after-school programming combines recreational and community-based activities in a safe and healthy environment that provides the solution for many families.

Our services are designed to provide community and facility based activities that assist individuals in acquiring, improving and retaining the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills needed to reside successfully in the community as an adult. Our goal-based services provide individuals more opportunities to develop these skills at an earlier age outside of the school environment while participating in the community.

ACT After-School Programming offers opportunities to:

  • Meet new people
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Gain self-Confidence
  • Practice and learn important social skills
  • Improve communication that assists getting needs met
  • Better understanding expected behavior in the community
  • Learn how to resolve conflicts
  • Learn skills to assist them in developing friendships
  • Learn how to use the public services available to all community members, such as post office, library
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Opportunity. Inclusion. Engagement.

Value is key to sustain inclusion for all members in our community — it’s a prerequisite to inclusion. Inclusion is only meaningful when it produces value or satisfies an underlying need and needs to be valuable to the community and to the people who seek it.

ACT ONE CLUB provides opportunities for youth with disabilities to engage with peers while participating in activities that promote friendship building, community engagement, access and essential support.

  • Activities geared toward identified interests/topics, four sessions each
  • Opportunities for engagement with peers, staff, and community mentor groups partnering with ACT
  • Funding available for non-waiver families eligible for HBSS services at BCFR as well as private pay options
  • Online sign-up, registration, and scheduling
  • Opportunities available as part of after-school programming, select early evenings during the week and on Sunday afternoons.
  • Coming Summer 2019- scheduled recreational activities on select days throughout the summer
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  • “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

  • “There is one way to look at things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes.” — Pablo Picasso

  • “I'm having the best day ever!” — After School Youth Program Participants

  • “Believe you can and you're halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

What Others Are Saying

  • I’m having the best days ever!

    - ASYP Youth

  • Without our services from ACT, we would be lost! ACT provides our family necessary services from a person who is knowledgeable about the supports our child needs.

    - Participant Parent

  • It is such a relief to finally have an after-school program made for my child.

    - Participant Parent

  • There was a time that I believed that my son would never be able to live outside of our home, but our services with ACT are teaching him step by step about everyday life.

    - Participant Parent

  • My son is gaining so much independence he is learning to access the community on his own!

    - Participant Parent

  • Our daughter is enjoying her time in our community so much! She is going so many places, some I didn't even know about!

    - Participant Parent

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Let your service coordinator know you’re interested in ACT’s Community and Family Services, or contact us to discuss the opportunities available to you

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