Supports and Services
Community Living Access provides support and services to adults with developmental disabilities using a person-directed, community-as-the-first-resort, creativity-is-the-key philosophy. Regardless of the intensity of support a person may require, each individual is the center of their own plan, taking the lead in their support decisions.
Residential supports are provided to the person in their own home and are flexible based on the support needs of the person.
People receiving group living support have access to support 24/7. The focus of support is to assist people to develop meaningful relationships in community and assist people with activities of daily living. Activities of daily living encompass any and potentially all activities that any adult does during a day – bathing, preparing food, taking any necessary medications, going to work/volunteer/recreational activities, connecting with friends, budgeting, shopping, going to appointments, and so on.
Supported Independent Living (SIL)
SIL supports are provided to people anywhere from several hours per day to a one or two hours every two weeks. The supports provided encompass some aspects of developing meaningful relationships in community and assisting people with activities of daily living. People are able to be successful with far fewer supports.
Associate Living Support
Associate Living Supports are the ideal support model for people who want to live with a family, couple or individual who are not their family and have their supports provided by those people. Support providers are not agency employees, but rather enter into a contract for supports. Remuneration comes in the form of a per diem, and the person receiving support pays rent and contributes to the running of the household.
People receiving intensive support receive a diverse range of support in order for them to be successful in developing meaningful relationships in community and completing activities of daily living. Very often there are third party clinical providers involved to assist the person to be successful in living a life that is meaningful and satisfying to them.
Community Participation Supports (CPS)
CPS supports help people get connected in their communities. They do not provide any supports related to activities of daily living – showering, dressing, banking, etc. Rather they focus on helping people get out and get involved in their communities in ways that are meaningful and make sense to the person. This could include finding a job or volunteer work, meeting up with friends for coffee or recreational activities.