We are here to service people with disabilities who may need help in their day-to-day lives or get ready for employment. We offer workshops for families, caretakers, professionals and individuals.
Our skill building curriculum is an individualized plan that allows the skills trainer to work with the individual on the selected goals. This services is to enhance the individual’s independent living skills. The skills we work on are identified through family and company collaboration, practiced routinely, and then adjusted accordingly as goals become accomplished. Sessions use principles of positive behavior supports to work on the individual’s goals in the natural environment. Skills trainers also do enjoyable activities to build rapport.
Hiring qualified caregivers may be a stressful process and we are here to help alleviate some of that stress. At Bridging Independent Living Together, Inc our trained caregivers offer in-home services to children and adults with disabilities. Our caregivers can assist with activities of daily living (ADL’s), recreational outings, light housekeeping, and a variety of other supports geared toward increasing the overall quality of life of the individual served. We ensure that all our caregivers are qualified for the position and are properly trained before being placed with a client. We handle scheduling, finding last minute coverage for shifts, and discipline/ follow up of the caregivers so the guardian doesn’t have too!
We understand that at times, care requires errands being run, and routine jobs being completed. Our lifestyle assistance services are here to help when an individual’s direct care needs are fulfilled, but help in other areas is required. Lifestyle assistance jobs are a-la-carte so that participants are able to uniquely select the proper services that are right for the individual, guardian, and most importantly long-term lifestyle goals. Examples of some lifestyle assistance tasks include: Food shopping/Meal preparation, Transportation (including to doctors appointments), Errands, etc.
The purpose of this program is to work collaboratively with parents to give them the skills they need to provide the best support for their son/daughter using the principals/tools of applied behavior analysis. The focus is individualized for each individual and may include planned interventions in order to reduce problematic behaviors. An assessment is completed to determine reason/antecedent to the problem behavior. Collaboratively with the parent, an intervention or behavior plan is created.
Continuing education for parents and professionals aimed at fostering inclusive, safe, and supportive environments. Workshops provide professionals, parents, and community members the information needed to impactfully support people on the autism spectrum.
The Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims. Available in person or online.
Individuals will be assessed on their individual needs when it comes to their self determination skills and safety awareness. Individual sessions are conducted with a trained sexuality educator that will work on assisting individuals in understanding and applying concepts such as boundaries with others, consent, internet and dating safety, as well as navigating the community safely. Topics vary based on individual need and guardian consent on what topics will be reviewed. Training available in person or online.
Online or in-person workshops to help parents/professionals talk with young or grown children with developmental disability about sexuality. The outcome is to provide the families and individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the challenges of sexuality and developmental disability, answer questions and handle behaviors.
This service is to allow for parents to set up as needed or on-going meetings with clinicians in order to provide insight on current concerns regarding their loved one. The goal in parent training is to support the family while brainstorming creative, realistic solutions that can be utilized in the home environment. Available in person or online.