The ARC of Martin County believes in making the best use of community resources. All of its efforts are directed at participation in an integrated community.
Personal choice is respected in the selection of a consumer’s home. These homes are modified as needed to accommodate special needs and meet the most rigid requirements for safety while maintaining an environment that is comfortable, well designed and practical. We believe that helping people with disabilities to lead more fulfilling lives by achieving higher levels of independence and responsibility is an attainable goal. That’s why the children and adults who live in these residences receive the benefits of individualized support plans that build on strengths and are designed to assist them to improve their daily living skills.
Adult Training Program
The ARC of Martin County believes in making the best use of community resources. All of its efforts are directed at participation in an integrated community. Our Adult Day Program provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance independence through training in communication, money management, community inclusion,
and social skills. It also includes training in the use of special adaptive equipment and activities such as, adaptive swimming, bowling, musical arts and dance and therapeutic horseback riding.
We have learned that finding out how a person wishes to live and providing them with the support and training to maintain that lifestyle is the key to success in this program. The ARC offers supports, training, and activities that assist individuals to live in their own home or apartment throughout the Treasure Coast. Our staff provides participants with the supports necessary for them to maintain themselves, assess “at risk” situations and help them develop safety nets by introducing them to people and resources within their community and neighborhood. Staffing can range from 24-hour coverage to “Drop-In” assistance.
Community Inclusion Services
The Community Inclusion Services Program allows mature teens and adults with developmental disabilities a chance to gain independence within their community. This program offers a diverse choice of activities. Skills taught during these outings may include:
The ARC supplies or arranges appropriate transportation for individuals
who require or request special transportation accommodations through
the use of low floor minivans, commuter passenger vans, and specially adapted buses.
Florida Law and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with ARC of Martin County.
The ARC recognizes that all people want and have the right to a full and productive life which includes a home, family, work and participation in community groups and activities. Our Supported Employment program assists people with disabilities to get and keep jobs in the community. Encouraged and assisted by an employment specialist or job coach, individuals seek employment, train on the job, and join the work force. Participants earn competitive wages while they gain pride and sustain their independence and community involvement.
The ARC of Martin County is also there for the individuals with disabilities. To enable families to attend to other responsibilities, arrangements can be made for children and adults with disabilities to stay at day program sites or overnight in a residential setting. Here they are provided with assistance in self-care, social, work and recreational activities in a safe environment.
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