WHAT IS THE PSI/DD PROGRAM?
The Personalized Supports Initiative and Developmental Disability program assist the individuals to build skills and increase independence.
- Learning about self-care, establishing sleep hygiene, healthy exercise, and diet routines
- Life skills such as budgeting, shopping, meal preparation, and transportation
- Adaptive living skills such as daily personal hygiene routines can also be incorporated into the person’s agreed upon service plan
- Learning and practicing healthy coping strategies, self-regulation and communication skills
- Recreation opportunities for both social and physical benefits are encouraged, including connecting with the community through personal interests
- Provide assistance in enrolling and support in school, academic programs, volunteering, work placements and employment
- Working with family members to support them with promoting independence and advocacy
- Liaison with other professionals and support persons with the individual to facilitate integrated and coordinated services
WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?
- GOAL DEVELOPMENT
- SHARED LIVING AND RESIDENTIAL OUTREACH SUPPORT
- EMPLOYMENT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
- BEHAVIOURAL SERVICES
- EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
- VOCATIONAL, LIFE AND DAILY LIVING SKILLS
- SUPPORT COORDINATION SERVICES AND LIAISON
- SUPPORT WITH INCREASING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND INCLUSION
HOW TO ACCESS THIS SERVICE?
CLBC determines eligibility based on assessment documentation by approved professionals. CLBC will begin this process no earlier than 16 years old, and it is recommended to start by 17 years old. Services can begin at the age of majority, which is 19 years old.
The assessment outcome must indicate the adult requesting service has a diagnosis of FASD or ASD and specific limitations in adaptive functioning, or has an intellectual disability diagnosis.
CLBC will contract directly with ARC Programs to provide these services.
ARC Programs provides this service in the North, Central, and South Okanagan, as well as the West Kootenay region.
HOW LONG DOES THE PERSONALIZED SUPPORTS INITIATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY PROGRAM WORK WITH FAMILIES?
Duration and frequency of service depends on the individualized funding provided by CLBC.
Warren Bongers, Program Coordinator
250 763 2977