Arc Human Services currently operates Children’s/In-Home Services in Eight Counties- Washington, Allegheny, Butler, Crawford, Mercer, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, and Greene. This service offers children, adolescents and adults, young and older, the opportunity to work on individualized goals to enhance current abilities and/or develop new skills. This is done through several funding sources including medical assistance and waiver. All Children’s/In-Home services promote educational, vocational and social development while boosting self-esteem. We are striving each day to “exceed our goals”.Services within our program include:
Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) is based on a recommendation from a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, children are able to receive services in their home and community. Levels of services include BSC (Behavioral Specialist Consultant), MT (Mobile Therapy), TSS (Therapeutic Staff Support), STAP (Summer Therapeutic Activities Program) and FBA (Functional Behavior Analysis). Qualified staffs work together as a team with families to create highly individualized behavior plans and assist with transferring skills to the parents and primary caretakers.
Individualized Supports (IS) also known as Habilitative Services, are provided in the home and the community to address specific goals outlined through the ISP (Individualized Support Plan) process. Individual supports are one-on-one services provided to children, adolescents, and adults in their home, school, community, and other settings of the person’s choice. A strong emphasis is placed on positive family, sibling, and peer interactions. Services offered can focus on self-care needs, emotional supports, daily activities, recreational opportunities, social development, safety awareness, and any other skill building strategies requested.
Behavior Supports Services are provided to individuals living in home with their families, independently within the community, or in a residential /group home setting. This service is provided by Master Level Clinicians, who have experience in duel diagnoses and behavioral health rehabilitation. The Behavior Specialist will work within the home and community to address specific goals outlined within the ISP (Individualized Support Plan). The Behavior Specialist supports all professionals and family members to understand and manage behaviors through the development of a Positive Behavior Support/Management Plan.
Camp Laughalot, an integrated, summer day-camp serving children, ages 5-21 with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Camp Laughalot provides life-enriching experiences through a planned program of structured activities, as well as supervised recreation. Camp Laughalot provides life-enriching experiences through a planned program of structured activities and supervised recreation. Activities include, but are not limited to arts and crafts, drama, sports, swimming, and special events. The camp experience promotes educational, vocational, daily living skills, and social development while boosting the individual’s self-esteem.
Club Arc is a social group that conducts ongoing activities for children, adolescents and their families. Club Arc assists our members in developing connections within the community and enriching their lives through social interactions and relationships. Past events have included trips to Washington Wild Things games, trips to the Pittsburgh Zoo, and holiday dances. We also host a “coffee house” night where individuals can play games, enjoy refreshments and socialize with each other. We believe that everyone benefits given the opportunity to meet new people and develop friendships.
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) is an act that provides funding to provide specialized services to individuals with mental retardation who reside in nursing facilities. Our staff provides services that assist individuals with the acquisition of the behaviors and skills necessary to function with as much self-determination and independence as possible. They also work on activities with the individuals that prevent or slow the regression or loss of current optimal functioning. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental retardation.
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