WHAT IS AN INTELLECTUAL AND/OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY?
Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills such as managing money, schedules and routines, or social interactions.
An intellectual disability originates before the age of 18 and may result from physical causes, such as autism or cerebral palsy, or from nonphysical causes, such as lack of stimulation and adult responsiveness.
A developmental disability is a severe, long term disability that can affect cognitive ability, physical functioning, or both. These disabilities appear before age 22 and are likely to be life-long. The term “developmental disability” encompasses intellectual disability but also includes physical disabilities
“I CHOOSE NOT TO PLACE ‘DIS’, IN MY ABILITY.”
Robert M. Hensel
HOW CAN CPES/NOVELLES HELP?
CPES offers a comprehensive array of supports and services for adults and youth with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.
The intent is to teach the individual specific skills to increase his/her ability to live more independently.
Developmental Homes are residential support models available to people who prefer to live with a family or individual and can encompass a wide variety of living and support arrangements. Our providers, either as a family or an individual, are independent contractors who open their homes and lives to people so that the person can experience a more intimate and personal approach to teaching activities of daily living. Developmental homes are available for both children and adults.
SUPPORTED LIVING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES
Supports are provided in the home of the identified person(s). Supports are tailored to the needs of the individual and may occur on an hourly or daily basis. The emphasis for these supports is to assist the individual in accomplishing those activities of daily living that facilitate living as independently as possible. In some cases, the individually designed living arrangement may be in partnership with members of the individual’s family or friends providing some of the oversight and monitoring for quality.
Group homes are homes located within a community and designed to serve children or adults who have significant support needs. These homes typically have four or fewer occupants and are staffed 24 hours a day. The settings provide social integration skills training, personal care skills development, healthcare supports and behavioral consultation. Homes are licensed and monitored through state licensing authorities.
CPES provides job training as well as job development and placement services. Job training occurs in an employment setting while fulfilling duties required through contracts with individuals and companies in the community. People are compensated for the work that they perform in behalf of these contracts. Individual placements are made with local employers and vary according to the interests of the person served. Our emphasis is on developing opportunities for individuals to work in competitive integrated employment.
COMMUNITY INTEGRATED DAY PROGRAM
The purpose of the Community Integration Training Program is to provide community integration, pre-employment skills training, soft skills training, and volunteer and paid work opportunities within the community. From time of day program placement, individuals will be involved in inclusive settings and activities that are conducive to learning and career exploration. Individuals will have opportunities to pursue volunteerism at community organizations and participate in paid internship programs. The program will give special emphasis to systematically learning about the preferred future and visions an individual has about how and where they want to work and then supporting them to realize these goals.
DAY SUPPORT SERVICES
Services are typically provided Monday through Friday during the day time hours. The service emphasis is placed on facilitating experiences for people based on individual and group interests and that are similar to those of other people their age. Activities include accessing retail providers, volunteer opportunities and some paid work opportunities and offering supports to individuals in the areas of community skills exploration, personal care, health oversight, and skill acquisition leading to greater independence and inclusion with peers. Depending on the area and needs of the individuals, services may include behavioral supports and/or nursing.
IN HOME SUPPORTS
Services are provided in the person’s home and consist of those activities of daily care that the individual may be unable to complete without assistance.
Whether you are a provider seeking to refer, or an individual seeking services, our enrolment process is designed to be easy and efficient.
1) Download and complete our simple referral form by clicking here.
2) Email the completed form to SRSREFERRALS@CPES.COM
1) Email SRSREFERRALS@CPES.COM regarding enrollment. Please inlcude your name and contact information, insurance (if any) and any information relevent to the type of services you are seeking.