Members of the Supported Living program benefit from a wide variety of activities and services. Individualized plans are developed depending upon the wants and needs of each individual. These services may include socialization in a variety of environments, assistance with shopping, financial management, and activities of daily living at home.
Companions assist in the home with daily activities when needed, but also assist with integration and adjustment into the community. Sometimes, companions are just a shoulder to lean on while developing new friendships.
Applicants for companion, personal care, and supported living must meet the guidelines for admission to other Arc adult programs.
Eligibility for adult services requires a primary diagnosis of an intellectual disability. Additional developmental disabilities must be secondary to the diagnosis of intellectual disability. Applicants must, as measured by an adaptive behavior instrument, have sustained functional limitations in at least two major skill areas.