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Transition services for senior adults with disabilities.
When a senior-age adult with disabilities moves to another city or state, or families and guardians are seeking support services for the first time, adjusting to this new reality is easier with a good plan. PAI provides transition planning, recreational activities, and work activities for senior-age adults with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), autism spectrum disorder, and traumatic brain injury. To support a smooth transition into the wide range of adult services we offer, PAI works with families and guardians, care providers and community agencies to develop an individualized plan to meet that person’s needs. For seniors, this usually means a focus on leisure and community activities to keep them engaged and active in life. Some seniors also want work activities, and PAI offers options suited to their goals, energy level and abilities.
Change is difficult for anyone, but can be especially challenging to someone with disabilities, so it is important to plan ahead. PAI encourages caregivers to begin discussing “What comes next?” and preparing the individual for changes to their daily routine. Engaging PAI early in the transition planning process and throughout the decision making process is important so we can:
Meet that individual, family/guardians and/or caregivers
Assist the adult’s support team with transition planning
Work with the family/caregivers and social services to develop a transition plan that addresses specific individual needs and goals
Our staff works collaboratively with support teams, so that from their first day at PAI, new clients experience a smooth, comfortable transition. PAI staff members coordinate with families, guardians, social service agencies, and/or residential providers to develop a transition plan tailored to each client’s specific needs. During this process, staff members spend time at the residence with the referred individual to assess the services desired and what supports are needed when a person enters PAI. We want every transition to be a success.