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.
Breanna is a young lady who first visited JRDS as a volunteer with a high school program, while a student at Winchester Community High School. At first, she was quiet and a little bit shy and would often not respond to anyone when spoken to. She would join in with our activities and it soon became apparent that making cards and art papers for her family and friends were some of her favorite things to do. At around the same time, this young lady began receiving services through our Community Waiver program and soon began to blossom! Shortly after graduation, she began attending Day Services a few days each week and because she adjusted so quickly, chose to schedule more time with us. She now attends four days each week and her flexible schedule allows her to stay and have lunch with peers then leave with her community staff to continue her activities and learning opportunities there. She has now become very social with peers and others and constantly refers to us as her friends! She is always willing to assist others whenever asked and is often seen helping a friend or staff. She has no problem choosing her own activities and is always working on something! She works each day on her money skills and has learned to carry her ID card and seldom complains about being asked to work on these goals! Her big, beautiful smile makes our day! She is now much more open to joining in with peer discussions on daily topics and seldom will “shut down” and not participate! Her personality is contagious and peers quickly become her friends! She has come so far!