Services

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Independent Living

ADULT DAY HEALTH (ADH) Offers support in skill building that leads to increased community integration. Supports include Activities of Daily Living, communication, social skills, choice making, problem solving and more.

COMMUNITY LEARNING SERVICE (CLS)

GROUP AND INDIVIDIUAL

  • CLS-Group: Primarily used in combination with ADH, but not always. Includes small groups of participants and staff members going into the community to improve social and networking skills, maintaining friendships, independently use community resources, develop and retain social valued roles and other skills required for active community participation.
  • CLS-Individual: Provides a Direct Support Worker to work 1 on 1 to improve the participants access to the community through public events, enrichment activities, and other skills and natural supports as appropriate for the individual specified in their Individualized Service Plan.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE  HABILITATION (PAB)

Includes a range of assistance or habilitative training provided in the participants home or family home to improve skills related to living in his/her home. Activities can include eating, personal hygiene, light housework, meal prepping, using a phone, budgeting, or other supports as it pertains to each participants Individualized Support Plan.

CHORE

Provides services to maintain the home as a clean, sanitary and safe environment in order to ensure the Participant’s health and welfare.

RESPITE

Provides services to support family relationships to sustain the participant  living in the family home.

RESIDENTIAL HABILITATION / DOMICILIARY HOME(RESHAB)

A home like setting with services designed to help the participant strive in an independent living setting. Supports include Activities of Daily Living, going to doctor visits, shopping for the home, participating in family like outings and community events, social and leisure skill development, along with other skill building and assistance appropriate for his/her needs.

Career Development and Training

WAIVER  EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (DOH)

Provides  several types of services to assist Participants in finding the best fit for their individual interests and to maximize their skills, talents, and abilities.

  • DISCOVERY & CAREER PLANNING (DCP):

Provides up to two years of 1 on 1 services for individualized exploration of employment goals and interests to identify a career direction. The goal is that the participant is working by the end of this period in a competitive integrated job or is self-employed.

Career Development and Training

INDIVIDUALIZED EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS: (IES)

Provides a full array of employment services that may be ongoing based on the support needs of the participant and must increase individual independence and reduce level of service needed. Services may include job coaching on-the-job work skills training, benefits counseling and other skills to help the participant obtain and maintain an individual job in a competitive or customized  employment or self-employment.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (DVR)

Serves individuals with the most severe disabilities to help them secure competitive employment in the community. The program is generally considered a “place, then train” program where all relevant issues are attended to in the employment phases. Training can include: one-on-one job coaching by The Arc of Kona’s job coach and the participant’s employer; specific work skills at the work site; ongoing counseling; social skills necessary to adjust to the work situation; and independent living skills.

VOCATIONAL WORK ADJUSTMENT SERVICES (DVR)

The Arc of Kona delivers pre employment skills training at five public high schools to assist special education students  prepare for their transition to work. Services are provided to Konawaena, Kealakehe, Laupahoehoe, Honoka’a, and Kohala High Schools. Goals are: to encourage acceptance into the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Division prior to exiting school; to find more off high school campus job opportunities during high school work preparation; and to increase the number of successful job placements.


The Arc of Kona * P O Box 127 * Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750
Phone (808) 323-2626 * Fax (808) 323-9444 * TDD (808) 323-2889
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