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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Home Services

Home ServicesWe offer two types of home living situations:

The Shared Living Provider model of care is our primary system of providing homes for people. Shared Living is similar to family care in that independent contractors, under HCRS supervision, welcome people into their homes and are responsible for meeting clients’ special individual needs. The providers also help these clients to become more independent, more skillful, and better able to make important decisions for themselves, while allowing them to enjoy a life of dignity and freedom. HCRS case managers coordinate services, oversee the individual needs of each person receiving services, and support Shared Living Providers in providing this care.

Staffed Living is a new service that provides 24/7 trained staff to support people needing intensive behavioral supports. Our intensive behavioral supports are designed to help people avoid incarceration and psychiatric hospitalization. We utilize a three-pronged approach of intensive staffing, clinical supports, and structured activities to accomplish this goal.