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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: The mission of Lifestyles for the Disabled is to provide quality learning experiences that will enable all consumers regardless of their present disabilities to become productive members of society and live their lives with dignity and as independently as possible.

Programs: Day habilitation program:(serving developmentally disabled adults 21 years and older). Provides assistance to program participants through the acquisition, retention and improvement of self help, socialization and adaptive skills. These services are delivered in a non-residential setting separate from the person's home residence. Service program participants are rendered in the following program areas: full service cafe, commercial green house, fully functioning transition house, commercial laundry center, craftsmanship workshop, computer training center, on-line radio station, and in the surrounding community (via community beautification, fitness, office cleaning and housekeeping programs). The additional sub-programs that operate out of these areas are the following: senior leisure, multi environmental experiences (mee) serving our seniors (sos), "zumba fitness", mentoring program (mit), music appreciation, pet therapy, recreational swimming, etc. Day habilitation operates year round, monday - through - friday (excluding holidays,9am-3pm).

respite waiver program: (serving developmentally disabled adults 21 years and older. ) provides program participants with the opportunity to have fun while building needed social communication and adl skills with their peers in a variety of settings in the community. Examples of such outings include: attending local sporting events, visiting local cultural venues, etc. Additional extensive opportunities are afforded to program participants on weekends that include trips to the following states: p

medicaid service coordination: (serving developmentally disabled individuals of all ages)assists program participants with navigating the medicaid system and accessing needed services. Program participants and their families are given access to service coordination to ensure that valued outcomes are established and objectives achieved. Qualified medicaid serive coordinators use a person-centered approach to develop, implement and maintain an individualized service plan(isp). The medicaid service

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great program that helps those who are disabled. It is necessary to support those who does good deeds like this.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

this program is one of the coolest things ive ever seen, joel runs a very fun show and really helps out the people. the world needs good people like this in this world. if anyone deserves a break, its lifestyles radio

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This program is simply amazing. its a very welcoming environment that takes Developmentally disabled adults and provides them with a daily program filled with different groups to best fit the clients abilities and preference, giving them compensation for the work done. the staff are extremely loving, and really do care for the clients as the clients enjoy their staff. Not only is it a hard working environment but a bonding experience. The clients really enjoy coming each day, where they spend time with their peers ,and improve their skills to be the best that they can be in life. Every friday in the summer we provide a BBQ for the clients and hold a dance party and karaoke to celebrate a good weeks work has once again been accomplished.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lifestyles for the disabled is a fantastic program that allows disabled adults to contribute to the community. They have a great time and seem to feel responsible and happy in what they are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work with developmentally disabled people and it's so great to see others take an avid interest in helping others become independent members of the community, not only socially but as empowered individuals. Thanks Joel for giving us inspiration to do more!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know lifestyles through my sister who works with autistic children. This is a wonderful program to help them integrate into the community. Definitely a special program to be a part of!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

amazing charity doing great things! Pleased to volunteer!

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Tanya S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an awesome charity that is helping so many people. They are doing a great job! It was a pleasure volunteering.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lifestyles is a wonderful program that allows disabled adults to contribute to the community in which they reside. It is a pleasure to see them contributing and have a sense of self worth. It would be a shame to not have the funds to allow these adults to contribute in a way that makes them feel good about themselves. Lifestyles does an amazing job of this and you can see it in the smiles and laughter of the clients.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful program that allows the disabled to have a purpose in a community in which they reside. I am greatful that their are others who care like myself.

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