One of the greatest challenges for families of adults with moderate to severe disabilities is finding a program that can meet the developmental, physical, and behavioral needs of their family member. The Arc offers community-based programs that provide a range of services needed to continue the level of learning these young adults experienced while in school.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Family Support Services (FSS) staff work with families and caregivers to develop and implement plans that address the immediate and long-term needs of their loved ones with IDD (both children and adults). These plans cover resource navigation, funding for services, educational options, residential placement, day activities, and vocational programs. In addition, comprehensive case management, advocacy, and referral services connect families to community resources and support networks. Working closely with school districts and specializing in transition services, FSS staff help families access community-based services throughout all stages of life.
Through building care coordination plans, caregivers are supported by knowledgeable staff who provide information on available options and how to access services. Our team also helps caregivers make informed choices for their loved ones, often during challenging times such as following diagnoses or during life transitions. In addition, ongoing support from the FSS team helps families make changes to plans as needs and circumstances dictate, providing a continuum of support and greater peace of mind.
Unlike other agencies offering care coordination support or resource and referral services, The Arc does not restrict our service population with regard to age, diagnosis, or income level. And FSS program is free, open to all, and does not require Waiver Program approval before receiving services.
At The Arc, we know that in order to provide excellent services, you have to have a great team of staff. To that end, we constantly invest in staff training that will expand their toolkits to enable them to provide quality and innovative care to the individuals in our programs. We value a community of continuous learning and partner with subject matters experts who provide trainings on a variety of topics such as: basic medical supports, positive behavior supports, and emergency preparedness.
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