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Goldie B Floberg Center For Children

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Causes: Group Homes, Human Services

Mission: Services to children and adults with disabilities

Programs: Childrens services our children's group home program currently serves 43 children and young adults with developmental disabilities in 11 homes. Over 50% of the young people we serve have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. The people we serve live in 4-person group homes owned and operated by the goldie b. Floberg center. The group home setting allows for greater community integration, privacy and social development for people served. Supervision and support is provided 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year. The youth we serve attend local public and private schools. Learning programs are developed based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (aba). Instructional programming is designed to teach activities of daily living, functional communication, social skills, academic skills, and leisure skills. Teaching programs are integrated into a person-centered service plan for each individual served. The service plan is a roadmap for maximizing the development, independence and skill acquisition of each person served. Our group home program serves people who are ambulatory and nonambulatory. Our group home program also provides therapeutic horseback riding, behavioral therapy, nursing services and psychiatric services.

cilawe own and operate 10 community integrated living arrangements (cila) for 38 adults with developmental disabilities. The majority of our cilas are 4-person homes. Our first 3-person homes will open in fiscal year 2016. Supervision and support is provided 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year. Our cila program serves people who are ambulatory and nonambulatory. Learning programs are developed based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (aba). Instructional programming is designed to teach activities of daily living, functional communication, social skills, academic skills, and leisure skills. Teaching programs are integrated into a person-centered service plan for each individual served. The service plan is a roadmap for maximizing the development, independence and skill acquisition of each person served. The majority of the adults we serve attend day training programs in the rockford area. Our cila program also provides supported employment services, therapeutic horseback riding, behavioral therapy, nursing services and psychiatric services.

day servicesour day services program, called the learning enrichment & empowerment program (leep), serves adults with development disabilities at our rockton, illinois campus. Our program serves individuals with significant behavioral and/or medical and self-care needs that cannot be me by other local day training options. The program focuses on providing a wide array of meaningful activities with an emphasis on community volunteerism and the exposure to new, life enriching activities.

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