Community Engagement Activities take place in community settings based on the interests of individuals in order to build relationships in the community, become involved as active community members, and enjoy community participation based on their interests. Activities include introducing individuals to volunteer jobs, exposure to job opportunities, using recreational resources, accessing classes, and seasonal event participation. Community Engagement fosters the ability of the individual to choose, acquire, retain, or improve skills necessary to build positive social connections, interpersonal skills, greater independence, and job readiness skills.
You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions about this service here. If you’ve got a question we haven’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Referrals are made through DD Case managers. Individuals may tour the program and arrange for a visit. Case managers can contact the program director to clarify any restrictions to available openings.
- Clients are unwilling to participate in implementation of ISP.
- If there is a documented reason that placement of a client in the program at a given time would not be in the best interest of the applicant and/or the current participants of that program due to the client’s needs and wants exceeding the programs available resources, services would not be offered.
- Violent or threatening behaviors that pose a threat to the safety and welfare of clients and staff.
- Disruptive behaviors that interfere with the service delivery to other clients.
- Limited openings for individuals who are non-ambulatory due to safety and staffing ratios.
- Personal care, medical or behavior support needs exceed staff resources to safely and adequately support individual.
- Individuals are paired with others who have similar interests in community events and activities
- The duration of an activity and the frequency are based on individual choice and staff availability
Region Ten buildings and grounds are smoke free. We offer Auricular acupuncture and smoking cessation groups, which have been proven to help reduce cravings.