COURAGE. CONNECTION. CHANGE.
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
– Ella Fitzgerald
Connections for Adults is a partnership program for adults, families, and providers. We support the client’s growth toward independent functioning and away from dependency on others by focusing on requisite skill development. This program aims to enhance the client’s performance of daily life tasks, build employment competencies, improve communication skills, and demonstrate emotional regulation. SBPH utilizes a team approach, combining case management, therapy, and in-home services to create a support network for the client and their family, address concerns, and develop healthier living patterns. Connections for Adults will establish an understanding of strengths and limitations, teach and supervise methods for improved functioning, and account for mental health issues as the client works towards emotional and functional independence.
Population Served: adults 18 and over.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: diagnosed mild to moderate; relational struggles, fixed interests, rigidity, low frustration tolerance.
- Failure to Launch: dependent on others for housing and financial support; struggles to manage daily personal responsibilities and employment.
- Mood Disturbances: depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, disorders related to other health conditions.
- Intellectually Disabled: low IQ, slow processing speeds, limitations in information comprehension, problem solving, adaptive behaviors
- Examples of services in action:
- Meals: instructing/teaching/supervising recipe research, grocery shopping, budgeting, cooking, clean-up and maintennce of kitches space.
- Employment: completing skill assessments, interest inventories, employment searches, job applications, teaching interview skills, email and phone communication, resume development, job performance evaluations, communication with employers (as appropriate).
- Self–Care: laundry, room organization, house cleaning, hygiene, scheduling medical appointments, time management, personal fitness.
- Community exposure: activities of leisure, developing hobbies, participating in classes, groups, clubs; social skill building and integration, managing relationships.
Goals and Outcomes
At the end of enrollment in Connections for Adults, clients will achieve emotional and functional independence including the ability to regulate feelings and behaviors, relate to and cooperate with others, and manage the responsibilities necessary to take care of themselves and lead a life that is healthy and fulfilling. These newly developed abilities will allow the client to create and sustain new points of contact as they move forward. In doing so, the client will independently access support networks as they navigate life with others and address their personal needs.
Specializing in Family Centered Therapy, Community Partnerships, and a Systems Approach in Connecticut
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