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South Chicago Parents & Friends Of Retarded Children Inc

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10241 South Commercial Avenue Chicago IL 60617 USA


The organization strives to improve the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities enabling them to be productive valued members of society. The services provided by the organization allows the individuals to learn, work, play and live as members of the community.


Developmental training - the developmental training program extends to individuals a variety of structured activities, designed to assist in achieving their maximum potential. Individuals receiving services and supports are provided instruction in self-care skills, motor skills, adult daily living skills, communication, computer training and basic academic skills. Additionally, job training is provided to enable individuals to develop and improve vocational skills and work attitude with the goal of obtaining a productive earning ability. Expected results from these services and supports include increased inclusion in community activities, greater self-direction, self-determination, self-reliance, self-esteem and productive earning opportunities.

community support services - family support services encompasses an array of programs that focus on the optimum quality of life for persons who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. In-home respite support service is offered because even the most dedicated caregivers need a break from the round-the-clock responsibility of their loved ones in order to focus on themselves. A highly-qualified and specially-trained employee from the organization will come to the familys home and provide temporary relief so that the caregiver can rest, run an errand, or do something special for themselves. Home-based support service enables a facilitator to come to an individuals home on a regular basis. The facilitator will assess, review, and coordinate the individuals personal, educational, and social needs to ensure that all are being met. The facilitator works with the individual and the family to develop an individual support plan (isp) that can be adjusted and refined according to changing needs, goals, and wishes. Intake support service offers access to information and referral to a variety of community resources and services. These resources and services may include legal, educational, health, and social needs for individuals with disabilities.

supported living services - community living services offer a number of residential options for adults with disabilities. Some programs provide 24-hour staff assistance, while others are need-based programs that provide support on a more limited basis. All residential options are licensed by the illinois department of human services. Community integrated living arrangement (cila) is for individuals that live in a 24-hour supervised residential home. This arrangement offers opportunities for them to be as independent as possible in their home and community. They are encouraged to decorate their bedroom and home and to decide those activities and outings in which they would like to participate in. Each resident has an individual support plan (isp) that recognizes their needs and preferences, and guides the type of support they receive. The homes are physically integrated into the community, which the organization makes every effort to ensure that the homes are similar in terms of size and number of inhabitants to others in their neighborhood. Family home living arrangement offers maximal supports for those individuals residing in the family home. The organizations staff will assist each individual as they learn the necessary skills to live in the community. The amount of assistance varies, depending upon the level of help they need. Every moment becomes an opportunity for learning and personal growth. Independent living arrangement provides minimum support, training, and direction through direct or consultative staff. This will enhance the individuals skills and lead to social integration within the community. Individuals may live in their own home, apartment or shared apartment.

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