The guiding principle for UCP of NEPA’s services for adults is working with each person – not doing or deciding for them what is needed or wanted, but finding out their objectives and making it possible for the person to achieve them.
The center-based program provides the foundation for each person to achieve a greater level of personal independence and involvement in their home and community.
A Community Options component of the program provides supports for the consumers to participate in activities outside the center.
Activities for young adults was the first service offered by UCP of Northeastern Pennsylvania. At the time, the service was comprised of recreational activities for those who had limited opportunities in that area. Today, the Adult Program helps individuals build skills to increase their level of independence and participation in society.
Each adult in cooperation with a family member or friend, agency staff and supports coordinator develops and follows an Individual Plan which addresses their needs and outlines their goals and recommends activities to meet those goals.
The center-based activity program provides a wide array of choices for adults with developmental disabilities. Educational activities and recreational opportunities are offered. Instruction and training in self-care and household management skills for those who want to increase their level of independence is available. Several work contracts enable the adults to learn vocational skills and earn money while remaining in the program setting to receive other services.
Transportation and other support services to take part in community activities are provided through the Community Options component of the program.
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