The Pathways Services Independent Living (ILS) program provides instruction for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our agency specializes in working with Deaf and Deaf/Blind adults who reside on their own in the community. Our staff provide one on one instruction in a variety of places depending on the personal needs of the individual.
Pathways Services usually begins with a formal assessment of the individual's ability to live on his or her own in the community. This assessment is required in order to determine the level of instruction needed for the individual to live on their own. The assessment can be started while the individual resides in a care home or with family. The assessment and our services include areas like domestic skills, personal hygiene skills, financial management skills, community skills, health and safety skills, and other personal awareness and responsibility skills. For individuals who are Deaf or Deaf/Blind our assessment would be done by someone who is Deaf or fluent in ASL and familiar with the Deaf Community.
Our ILS Guides also are responsible for assisting each individual with meeting goals that have been established to the best of that individual's ability. Further, our Guides will consistently ensure that the individuals we serve are aware of community services that are available to them. Our Guides provide assistance in the transition from living in a care home or a family home into a place of his or her own. Our Guides strive to make the transition as comfortable as possible by ensuring that each person becomes comfortable with their new environment.
ILS Services typically cannot exceed more than 40 hours per month for each individual. For more information please contact us.