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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: The quest team, through quality and innovation, builds communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals.

Programs: Quest residential services - see schedule o. Quest residential services offers housing options in the orlando and tampa areas with services individualized to the needs of each resident. Quest residential services provided homes for 157 people with disabilities in 2016. Intermediate care facilities (icfs) - residents have access to an extensive support system that includes physical, speech and occupational therapy and 24-hour nursing care in the comfort home setting. Group homes - individuals live in small groups of 6 to 12 people, where increasing independence through continued skill training is emphasized. Transitional living - residents live individually or with roommates in quest-owned apartments. Individuals have access to support staff to assist with daily tasks. Supported living - individuals live and work independently in the community and are assisted on an as-needed basis with more complex skills.

quest vocational services - see schedule o. Quest vocational services offers a variety of employment opportunities and support that empowers individuals with disabilities to develop self-esteem, develop social and workplace skills so they may achieve independence. Quest vocational services offered gainful employment options to 375 adults with disabilities in 2016. Job training - at quest adult day training centers, individuals have the opportunity to learn job skills that prepare them for the responsibilities required to be successful in a traditional workplace environment. Group employment - being part of a quest vocational services q group allows individuals the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in the community and learn safe work practices and teamwork. Career placement - quest employment services help people with disabilities explore promising career options and find gainful employment in the community.

quest kids - see schedule o. Quest kids specializes in helping children with autism, pervasive development disorder and other learning and behavior concerns with individualized one-on-one programs using applied behavior analysis (aba). Quest kids taught critical language and social skills to 135 children in 2016. Quest kids works hand-in-hand with occupational therapists, educational professionals and speech pathologists to develop an appropriate path of learning that meets each child's specific needs. Parent and teacher training also ensures that the child experiences a consistent, positive learning environment at home, in school and during community activities. At quest kids, children receive intensive instruction in language, self-care, social skills, academics and decision making, as well as, health, wellness and safety (including swimming) behaviors. Through early intervention, children are able to reach their personal goals, require fewer support services later in childhood and be more independent throughout their lives.

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