Adult Programs

Everyone should have the opportunity to live the most fulfilling, social and active life possible. To accomplish this, individuals must be able to interact with others and perform meaningful activities. Bellwether Behavioral Health’s adult programs are designed to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) participate in valued activities that will lead to more active, engaged lives. Bellwether Behavioral Health provides on-site staff around the clock to assist and support these men and woman whenever needed.

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After assessment, an individualized habilitation plan (IHP), is developed, reviewed and revised annually to ensure the individual receives the services required based on his/her assessed needs. There is close interaction and integration among the various disciplines to ensure that all members of the team interact to achieve team goals.The emphasis of the program is to provide a functional curriculum, which focuses on life, work and leisure/recreational skills. For higher functioning individuals, strategies are implemented to help them become as marketable as possible to local employers. Bellwether Behavioral Health provides employment preparation, job assistance and placement for adults that are suited for work life in the community.

For individuals with severe disabilities, the focus is on, functional engagement in the work place, socialization and turn taking skills. Vocational activities such as cooking, vacuuming, cleaning desks and windows, laundry, packaging, and stuffing and stamping envelopes are provided so individuals can work on task-related skills.

Supports are designed to facilitate inclusion in the community through functional, meaningful and therapeutic learning experiences and activities, with a focus on community involvement such as:

  • Assisting individuals to participate in community volunteer opportunities
  • Enhancing individuals’ social communication skills and interactions
  • Teaching individuals in-demand labor skills such as maintenance and grounds keeping
  • Teaching individuals to use and be comfortable with technological resources
  • Assisting individuals in the creation of goods and supply of services that are marketable in the community

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Utilization of community integration allows individuals to learn job responsibilities, gain skills and independence working in the community and gives them a chance to succeed.