Day Programs For Adults With Disabilities

Thrift Store

Billings nonprofit opening new thrift store

Please enable JavaScript.fp-color-play{opacity:0.65;}.controlbutton{fill:#fff;}play-sharp-fill Original story By: Dianne Parker at KTVQ BILLINGS — Alpine Village Shopping Center in Billings has a new tenant. Residential Support Services is opening a new thrift store May 3, staffed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Residential Support Services supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community,” says RSS Executive Director Calvin Calton. Read Full Story ...

Adults with Disabilities

Don’t Underestimate What Adults with Disabilities Can Do

The disability services community refers to adults with disabilities as invisible because, to the public eye, these individuals may not look like they have disabilities. However, that doesn’t mean these adults aren’t suffering from debilitating conditions that affect their daily lives in significant ways, including mobility issues, learning disorders and mental health concerns. Read on to learn more about this population and how you can help support adults with disabilities in your community or workplace. Try to keep an...

special needs adults

Interaction With Special Needs Adults

Special needs adults or adults with learning disabilities can often face challenges when communicating with others. There can be difficulties relating to speech, social skills, as well as behavior. Fortunately there are a large number of strategies and programs that can offer assistance for special needs adults, which will enable them to adequately express their needs. There are ways for even the most extreme situations for adults to initiate, respond and make choices when it comes to their needs. We...

Adult Residential Facility

When to Consider an Adult Residential Facility

There may come a point in time when a higher level of care is necessary for adults with primary psychiatric illnesses. Most clinicians are familiar with the indications that their patients may require hospitalization, but many of us need to be more aware of when there is an inability to provide adequate self-care for individuals.  For example, a patient may benefit from a treatment setting that is more intensive than regular out patient settings, but much less restrictive than inpatient...

Residential Care Facility

Finding the Right Residential Care Facility

There are many factors to consider as you explore various residential care facility options. It is very important to keep in mind not only the needs of your loved one who will be living in the residential care facility, but to also take into account your own needs and the needs of the rest of your family. There are many checklists and guides that can help you on the way to making the best decision for everyone involved. It may not...

Direct Support Professional

What is a Direct Support Professional?

A direct support professional provides a very necessary service for people with physical or cognitive disabilities. A DSP (direct support professional) might assist with anything from transportation to socialization to personal care and housekeeping. In general, a direct support professional helps improve the overall quality of life of the people that they are assisting. Being a DSP can be both challenging and rewarding and encompass a wide range of responsibilities. A direct support professional might, on a daily basis, provide any of...

Day Programs For Adults With Disabilities

Day Programs For Adults With Disabilities

Day Programs For Adults With Disabilities The following article is general information about Day programs for adults with disabilities.  To see specific programs provided by residential Support Services, view the programs page here. Day programs for adults with disabilities provide a place for older adults as well as younger adults to be active in the community, outside their homes. They can also socialize with their peers while still having access to health and personal care services. These service centers provide help for adults with...

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