Friends of Cyrus serves adults with various needs including but not limited to developmental disabilities, behavioral difficulties as well as medical conditions and limitations. Our team continuously works to find constructive manifestations of negative behaviors so that the people we work with do not only overcome challenges, but also convert them into positive accomplishments.
Behavior management, respite and personal care services are provided year
round, and in various shifts in clients’ homes by trained direct support staff.
Our behaviorists and direct support staff members are born caregivers and teachers, trained to understand each individual client’s needs.
Behavioral Support Services include an initial Functional Behavioral Assessment comprised of observation, needs assessment, behavior tracking, and data collection. Based on these findings, our behaviorists build behavior support plans, including an organized schedule and list of interventions, proven to reduce challenging behavior while increasing independence and community participation.
Community Based Supports ensure that consumers are transported in and around the community and integrated into a selection of recreational activities. Our clients learn life skills, build healthy social skills and develop relationships with others. Time in the community enhances awareness about dangers to be avoided and opportunities to be enjoyed. Direct Support Professionals provide 1-1 supervision to both guide and teach, according to each individual’s level of need.
DSP Community Care Waiver: Direct Support Professionals teach activities of daily living, mobilities and foster independence and life choice.
Pre-Vocational Skill Development: Direct Support Professionals accompany clients to volunteer sites with the aim of increasing skills related to employment opportunities. Direct Support Professionals also aid in the assistance of developing and acquiring employment based skills and practices, such as resume building and job interview techniques.
Supported Employment: Direct Support Staff accompany individuals to interviews and provide on the job training and supervision.
Interested in learning more about our adult in home services?
Contact: Angela McDermott – Adult In Home Supervisor