Mission: It is the mission of the beaver county rehabilitation center, inc. To provide the opportunity for vocational growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual.
Programs: In all of our work centers and enclaves, those with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities are employed to complete work at their own production levels. For some, the work provides a springboard to competitive employment; others are choosing to work in this milieu due to their enjoyment of the work provided and the support they receive from their co workers, including their program specialists and their job coaches. Many of the tasks in the work centers are light assembly tasks. Bcrc is a vocational center whose mission is to provide the opportunity for vocational growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. To that end, many avenues have been created. Gifts delivered featuring candy bouquet permits those individuals who enjoy creating items a mechanism to learn a variety of skills, teamwork, and work ethic to produce for sale corporate gifts, wreaths, and bouquets. Bcrc records management center offers actual work projects for our employees providing them with transferable skills that are in demand throughout the business community today. Each individual is offered the opportunity to learn the specific skills associated with:- document preparation: removing staples and paperclips, repairing small tears in documents, collating documents in a particular order, then keeping them in that order and recognizing documents that need to be purged- document scanning: watching the scanner closely to make sure only one document goes through at a time (and fixing the problem if a double scan occurs) and seeing the scanner is catching all the information it needs to be recording- computer experience by way of indexing documents and working within a data base- filing documents- copying documents on large office copiers- preparing and boxing documents for shipping if needed- microfilming: imaging of paper to microfilm using special document cameras- document shredding: shredding paper and keeping work area clean
win services, a division of beaver county rehabilitation center, provides habilitation services to individuals who are autistic or who have intellectual disabilities. Win services provides this service to individuals who are funded by pennsylvania waivers. Home and community services are provided to permit people to gain, maintain, and improve skills that allow them to live and participate in their local community. Those skills include self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills as defined by an individual's individual support plan. Activities can range from teaching a person to safely utilize public transportation, learning to cook, to volunteering in community programs. The program is directed on an individual basis with a ratio of 1:1. Activities available for the clients receiving habilitation services include a wide range of choices. Numerous individuals, including those who live on their own, receive support in helping to plan, budget, purchase and prepare meals in a safe and supervised manner. Safety in the use of small and large appliances is always ensured as well as opportunities to develop self confidence with seeing the accomplishment of a successfully completed meal. Individuals who require instruction are learning to separate and do their own laundry as well as having the opportunity to iron and care for different clothing items. In addition, habilitation also allows for individuals to participate in discussions regarding appropriate clothing and dress for work, social, and leisure activities. Due to client need, numerous individuals receive assistance in developing safe boundaries with individuals that they encounter when involved in activities in the community. Stranger awareness and awareness of community resources are identified so that if help is required, assistance can be obtained. Personal boundaries can be reviewed with utilization of the circles program which provides a forum for young individuals to properly discuss appropriate interactions in personal relationships. Dove's self esteem for young women also serves as a springboard to help female clients to discuss their appearance and the importance of them knowing that each of them is beautiful. Recently initiated has also been an internet safety class as many of our clients access facebook and face potential dangers of victimization when communicating with numerous strangers. Also included are helping people learn how to conduct themselves when completing various daily living skill activities - e. G. Purchasing stamps, asking for directions. Socialization activities are available both in fun venues and in volunteering positions. Development of hobbies also affords individuals in habilitation to expand their interests and opportunities to participate with peers in activities including board games, scavenger hunts, and video games. The wellness aspect of habilitation includes gross and fine motor activities - e. G. Exercising, walking, team games and physical fitness. Included in this are nutrition aspects of a healthy diet and ways to monitor caloric intake if desired. Mobility in the community is another aspect of habilitation. This includes teaching individuals how to safely utilize public buses, maneuver crosswalks, awareness of stranger danger, and handling finances safely in the community.
school to work transition services are offered to the beaver county intermediate unit and the individual school districts in beaver and the surrounding counties. In this program, students aged 16 - 21 are invited to participate in our work centers and its various programs to earn a paycheck while becoming accustomed to following set work schedules, dressing appropriately, keeping a work area clean, working as part of a team, and accepting supervision. Each individual is offered the opportunity to learn specific skills, create resumes, problem solve, make decisions, and match their aptitudes to what they enjoy doing. In addition, individualized program paths are created to assist those youth who are having difficulty completing their schooling due to psychiatric difficulties, and/or drug and alcohol issues and/or criminal justice difficulties.