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Center For Developmental Disabilities, Inc
101 New South Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801
Phone: (516) 433-8300
The Center for Developmental Disabilities is committed to its mission of helping children and adults with differing abilities achieve their dreams by overcoming barriers to living, working, learning and enjoying recreational opportunities in the community of their choice.
The vision of The Center for Developmental Disabilities is to work as a team to create a
quality environment in which the following values are embraced:
Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Individual strengths and abilities are recognized.
People are enabled to fulfill their maximum potential as contributing members of society.
The right to pursue lifelong learning opportunities in natural settings is encouraged.
Responsibility is taught, shared, and expected.
Social, physical, and emotional needs are addressed.
Everyone is encouraged to interact in a dynamic partnership.
Person centered planning is espoused, meaning nothing is decided "about me without me".
Government and private resources are used effectively and efficiently.
Intermediate Care Facilities
Our Intermediate Care Facilities are The Center's larger residential facilities, with a range of 8 - 12 developmentally disabled individuals living in a home. These homes are staffed 24 hours a day, and generally have a full-time House Manager and Assistant House Manager assigned for oversight and day-to-day operational purposes. The Center strives to make each residence a true, home-like environment while actively providing programming to each person on an individualized basis. The Treatment Team approach is used to assess a person's capabilities and needs for medical and clinical areas, as well as independent living, and community integration skills. Goals are developed to assist each person in achieving the maximum level of independence possible, which, in turn, may help the person be able to move to a less-restrictive environment in the future. The QMRP (Qualified Mental Retardation Professional) is charged with the development and monitoring of the person's overall plan of care, ensuring that a person's needs are met adequately and in a timely manner. The person-centered model of administering a treatment plan consisting of individualized goals and programming, ensures that the person is an active part of the planning process to the extent that he/she is capable of participating. Family members are an integral part of the Treatment Team and are encouraged to be actively involved in the planning, and the everyday execution of the treatment plan. Consistency is key to an individual's success, therefore, the participation of family, especially while an individual is on home visits, increases the success rate of the person. The staffing ratio in an ICF is typically a 1:3 (1 staff to 3 individuals) model, with variations based on the needs of the individuals living in the home. In addition, there is a 24-hour on call system for staff to reach program and nursing administrators in the event that additional supports are required.
The program as a whole also looks to provide opportunities to our residents that are “normalized," yet may have never been presented to our developmentally disabled population in the past. The Adult Residence Semi-Formal is an example of this type of opportunity, where individuals have the chance to enjoy a formal affair and all that comes with it, such as shopping for a gown or renting a tuxedo; purchasing a ticket; socializing within a formal atmosphere; and dancing the night away. Each house plans vacations annually that are based on desires of the residents, sometimes planning up to three separate trips to accommodate everyone's vacation wishes. A wide variety of choices are provided to encourage and introduce new and diverse interests.
The Adult Residence Program strives to involve each and every person and their family members in all aspects of the person's life: seeking a higher overall quality of life while maintaining quality programming. The never-ending quest for assisting our residents in reaching increased levels of independence serves as an incentive for all staff, whether Direct Support or Administration, to provide limitless support in a caring, home environment.
Developmental Disabilities,Special Needs
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