FCBDD Adult Services provides services and supports to adults eligible for Franklin County Board of DD Services. Through a combination of local levy funding, Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Funding and/or to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities funds, we provide a variety of services to help you meet your goals. Adult Services offers a variety of services and supports to help you reach your goals. These services fall into three main categories:
Adult Day Support (sometimes called Habilitation)
Adult Day Support may be what you need when you’re not working, looking for a job, exploring careers, or training for a job. Adult day supports are meant to help you be as independent as possible. The supports might include:
- Personal care to help with hygiene, eating, communication, mobility, toileting, and dressing so you can live, learn, work and participate in our community.
- Training in self-determination to help you develop self-advocacy skills, exercise your civil rights, control and responsibility over the services and supports you receive, and get skills that help you become more independent, productive, and integrated within the community.
- Recreation and leisure services and supports that help you connect to and participate in our community, develop or maintain social relationships and family contacts, and identify your skills and interests
Pre-Employment (also known as Vocational Habilitation)
These are services and supports designed to help you learn about and participate in work, including responsibility, attendance, staying on task, problem solving, social interaction, motor skill development, and safety. Vocational Habilitation might include:
- Vocational Assessment to help discover more about your educational background, work history, and job preferences; figure out your strengths, values, interests, abilities, available natural supports, and access to transportation; and identify the earned and unearned income you may have.
- Ongoing supports like direct supervision of your work, coming up with a plan to help you learn a new job or skill, getting connected with your co-workers and community, figuring out how to arrange your transportation, learning what bosses and employers are looking for, and helping you find a job in the community.
Vocational Habilitation is supposed to be time-limited. It doesn’t last forever – we hope you’ll gain skills while you’re with us so you can move into a community job. Most of our Vocational Habilitation Services are possible because of our partner, ARC Industries.
Board strategic goals that apply to all aspects of ARC Industries are:
- Expand employment opportunities by creating new paths for people with disabilities.
- Support development opportunities of enterprises that create employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Increase career education and training opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Determine a sustainable business model for ARC Industries in the event that FCBDD services are privatized.
To learn more about ARC, please visit: www.arcind.com
Employment (including Supported Employment and/or Integrated Employment)
These are services and supports that help you get or keep a job in the community. In Ohio, community jobs are our priority, and we start by believing everyone can work and wants to work. Some of the services or supports you might need to get or keep a job include:
- Job development and placement – helping you come up with a resume, look for a job, work on interviewing skills, know how to dress for work, and apply for jobs.
- Job training or coaching – helping you learn your job, keep your job, interact with your co-workers or supervisor, and advocate for yourself. A job coach or trainer may meet with you at work or off-site to help you problem solve and be successful on your job.
- Worksite accessibility – helping figure out if you need any reasonable accommodations to get, do or keep your job.
- Training in self-determination – helping you develop self-advocacy skills, exercise your civil rights, control and responsibility over the services and supports you receive, and get skills that help you become more independent, productive, and integrated within the community.
Other Services & Supports
In addition to these supports, Adult Services staff may arrange or provide other supports you to help you meet your goals. Some of those may include:
- Benefits Planning & Assistance
- Language Development Services
- Occupational or Physical Therapy
- Psychology or Behavior Support
- Assistive and/or Rehabilitation Technology