Individual Supports

Individual Support services are available to persons with a disability who are more independent and lives in the community on their own. The program is designed to focus on offering support to individuals as they learn to manage their money, access the resources of the community (including the Dixon Park District*), and develop friendships.

Trained Individual Supports staff periodically check in and are available to assist each person on an “as needed” basis. Staff encourage individuals to grow and maintain a greater sense of independence. Services are provided in natural settings. Contact¬†Trina OBrien¬†for more details.

Supports are available in the following areas:

  • Personal Care
  • Household Skills
  • Accessing the Community
  • Health and Safety
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Social and Communication

To be eligible for Individual Supports a client must:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Be diagnosed as Developmentally Disabled
  • Not require 24 hour services
  • Have capabilities to be left alone for at least 8 hours
  • Be committed to the goals of independent living

Comments from participants in the program

“Have really learned a lot and really happy with living arrangements.”

“Staff are dependable, discreet, friendly, loyal and helpful.”

 

*The Dixon Park District, pursuant to 70 ILCS 1205/5-8 and ILCS 1205/8-10, entered into an Intergovernmental Joint Agreement created to promote recreation programs for people with disabilities, to levy and collect taxes as permitted by Illinois law and to establish, supervise and manage such program.