Alternative Services-Connecticut, Inc. provides 24-hour residential support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Quality of life provides room for privacy within and outside of the residential setting. Each individual's life encompasses a variety of settings. In the home environment, individuals can enjoy their own personal space and possessions; take part in planning and preparation of their meals to assure that personal and cultural preferences are addressed. Individuals determine:
The residential environment also affords the individual with learning and a therapeutic enriched environment where some services specified in the individual plan may be delivered. The individual's quality of life is enhanced by their community involvement. Community inclusion provides an ideal learning environment for individuals because skills are acquired in the settings where they will be used. The individual may develop important skills associated with:
Each individual is afforded the opportunity to become a consumer of community services by:
In-Home Supports are available to adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities and encompass the following needs:
The In-Home Supports Program at Alternative Services-Connecticut Inc. offers flexible services based on the person's needs identified through the Individual Planning process. These services are provided to people living in their own homes or in a family member's home. These services can range from a few hours of support a month to a few hours of support each day depending on person's need. A twenty-four hour back up program is also available to individuals that require this service. In-Home Support services may include but are not limited to:
Alternative Services-Connecticut, Incorporated creates wrap-around home based day service programs for individuals seeking structured community, recreational, and volunteer activities as an alternative to paid employment or community based day services. Services are offered to individuals of all ages with various abilities and challenges. Daily opportunities are determined by the individual's aspirations to enhance skills, develop competencies, and be active contributors to their communities. These individualized programs may include, but are not limited to:
Alternative Services-Connecticut, Incorporated provides supports to individuals seeking paid employment with a focus on the development of meaningful skills in the area of work, socialization, and community participation. These services provide opportunities to build relationship skills, explore various job interests, and to enhance the individual's ability to independently function in a work setting.
Alternative Services-Connecticut, Inc offers clinical services and training to individuals, families, and other providers. All our services are based on an Individual Service Plan. Our educated and specially trained clinical staff is dedicated to providing:
All members involved in our consultation services are familiar and experienced in working with individuals that may also have a mental health diagnosis. Please contact our Executive Director, Debra Davis, if you are interested in any of the above services.
Alternative Services-Connecticut, Inc. provides in-home supports to children and adolescents facing emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. Alternative Services is committed and qualified to render the necessary services outlined in the Child/Family treatment plans. These services may include non-credentialed services dictated by Department of Children and Families or Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH) credentialed services also funded by Department of Children and Families. These services may include but are not limited to:
These are non-insurance driven services and non-ABH credentialed services that Department of Children and Families may fund on a case-by-case basis. Some examples of services that ASI has provided are listed below. However, these services are based on individual need and may entail some creative, "outside of the box" services.
Trauma Informed Treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy clinicians are trained in providing sound trauma treatment for children.
Juvenile Fire setting trained clinicians with the ability to do Fire setting Risk Assessment Tool for Youth (FRAT). The clinician that can provide treatment if needed based off of the assessment.
Functional Behavior Assessment to efficiently provide effective behavioral interventions and treatment for individuals with behavioral symptoms of Autism and other mental health disorders. The goal of the Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA) is to identify:
This allows for an effective Behavior Support plan to be developed to address each of these factors.
DDS Waivered Services: ASI is a qualified provider of DDS Services on the Autism and VSP Waiver
Transitional/Vocational Services: ASI is a qualified Transitional/Vocational Provider with the Connecticut Department of Special Education. Our provider codes are: 028-01-82 and 028-03-82.
Vocational Services: ASI contracts through the Dept. of Rehab. Services to provide work evaluations and working interviews in community based settings. This program provides individually based career enhancing services assisting individual in all phases of employment. Job exploration; resume writing/building, interview preparedness, or job placement and on-going job coaching supports.
Other Services: Summer and Vacation Programs, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and Domestic Violence Counseling.