Life Enrichment and Community Integration Services

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Providing programs and services to those living in Crawford, Mercer and Venango Counties

The LECIS program is designed to provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Within this program the staff bring a positive approach to the delivery of a variety of services that are person-centered, family focused and community based. A team of experienced and knowledgeable staff assists individuals in attaining defined outcomes and goals. This “TEAM APPROACH” focuses on positive opportunities and experiences through which each individual has the opportunity to grow, thrive and develop increased independence. Team members are to provide the support, structure and guidance to assist the individual to positively address their unique and special challenges. To accomplish these tasks, to address these challenges and to open opportunities, we provide these community based services:


DAY PROGRAMS

Licensed Day Habilitation-2380: (Progress Point)

Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This service consists of supervision, training, and supports in general areas of self-care, communication, community participation, and socialization. Areas of emphasis include therapeutic activities, fine and gross motor development, mobility, personal adjustment, use of community resources, and relationship development. The three main areas of focus in the program are Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness, and Social & Daily Living Skills.

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Arts & Crafts

The Arts & Crafts station focuses on allowing clients the opportunity to express their creativity while working on skills such as following directions, increasing their attention span, and improving both fine and gross motor skills.

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Health & Wellness

The Health & Wellness station focuses on getting the clients up and burning calories through fun and physical activity. The activities are adapted based on physical limitations as well as cognitive level.

Social & Daily Living Skills

The Social & Daily Living Skills portion of the program focuses on developing appropriate social skills clients may have. Meal preparation is broken down into mini tasks that then are assigned to the clients based on their individual skill level so that each person has an opportunity to assist with some part of creating a meal.

* Clients must have a diagnosed intellectual disability and be authorized for services by the local county Human Services program.

*Transportation is available and provided by the TSSI staff for those who are not in residential treatment and must be coordinated in advance.

Community Participation Supports:

This service provides opportunities and support for community inclusion and building interest in and developing skills and potential for competitive integrated employment. This service may be provided in community locations, community hubs, licensed adult training facilities, licensed Older Adult Daily Living Centers and licensed vocational facilities.

In-Home and Community Support:

This is a direct service provided in home and community settings to assist individuals in acquiring, maintaining and improving the skills necessary to live in the community, to live more independently, and to participate meaningfully in community life. Services consist of assistance, support and guidance in general areas such as (but not limited to) self-care, health maintenance, decision making and home management. 

Companion:

This service is intended to assist an individual who is age 18 or older to participate more meaningfully in home and community life. It is provided to individuals living in private homes for the purposes of providing supervision or assistance that is designed to ensure the individual's health, safety and welfare or to perform activities of daily living for the individual. The amount of assistance the habilitation companion provides is dependent on the person’s challenges and needs.

Services could include but are not limited to: shopping, meal preparation, medication distribution, housekeeping, hygiene care, physical activity/exercise, and transportation.