Mild Intellectual Disabilities

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    A clinical condition in which the individual's level of intellectual functioning is within the IQ range of 50-70. Individuals with mild intellectual disabilities develop social and communication skills during the preschool period, have minimal impairment in sensorimotor areas, and often are not distinguishable from other children until a later age when the child enters school and begins to experience academic difficulties. By late teens, people with mild intellectual disabilities can learn academic skills up to approximately the sixth grade level; and during the adult years, they can usually achieve social and vocational skills that are adequate for minimum self-support, but may need guidance and assistance when under unusual social or economic stress.

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    Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence - Home and Community Based ServicesJCHAI now provides home and community based services to adults with intellectual disabilities who are living with their families or on their own in the community. This non-denominational service offers personalized supports to help individuals to live fulfilling, productive lives as independently as possible. Services are tailored to each individual’s needs and interests, and are modified to support the person successfully in various facets of daily living, including: health and hygiene maintenance grocery shopping development of an organizational system household management linkage to activities and medical appointments cooking lessons budgeting and money management basic computer skills social skills enhancement supportive counseling collaboration with family members advocacy Services under the JCHAI At Home Program are provided on a fee for service basis, or can be covered through MR waiver funding. RESIDENTIAL HOMES: JCHAI currently operates 3 residential homes. Each is a beautiful, single house located in a pleasant and safe neighborhood. Our homes are located in Elkins Park, Wynnewood, and Northeast Philadelphia. Each home accommodates 6 residents. Every home has a live-in house supervisor as well as rotating relief and weekend staff. Houses are supervised at all times except between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when our residents are typically involved in meaningful daytime activities outside the home. Caring and compassionate staff assist residents with daily living skills, including grooming, personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, and ensuring their involvement in life enhancing activities. Staff also assists with conflict resolution, ensuring transportation for residents to activities, and providing encouragement and positive reinforcement. Each house incorporates a sense of Jewish identity, including weekly Shabbat dinners, participation in holiday activities, and maintaining a kosher environment. APARTMENT PROGRAM: In addition to our houses, JCHAI also offers an apartment program based out of the Presidential City Apartments in Philadelphia, PA. This complex is located just off City Avenue near the Schuylkill Expressway. This program is designed for individuals who can primarily live independently, but may need some additional supports in terms of daily living skills. Staff in the apartment program is present from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. during weekdays and intermittent hours on weekends. Residents are assisted in preparing dinner, maintaining their living spaces, maintaining hygiene, taking medications regularly, and involvement in community activities. Residents in this program must be able to get up in the mornings and prepare for their day independently. Residents have the option of living with a roommate in a 2-bedroom apartment, or living alone in a 1-bedroom apartment. Shabbat dinner is held communally each Friday night. MontgomeryJudith Creed Homes for Adult Independence - Montgomery; Bryn MawrJudith Creed Homes for Adult Independence
    Melmark - Adult ProgramsThe Meadows at Melmark is an innovative, work-centered program for adults with mild-to-moderate disabilities. Participants live with friends in staff-supervised, single-family homes, or in the community with their families. They perform creative, fulfilling work while enjoying a full range of social, recreational, and athletic activities. Adult Day Workshops provide services for adults with moderate-to-profound developmental and physical disabilities, based on individuals’ needs and abilities. For adults with lower cognitive levels or those who are non-ambulatory, activities include multi-sensory stimulation, massage therapy, hand-over-hand training, and personal assistance. Chester*Main Site (Melmark)Melmark

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