27 Apr Developing Potential, Inc. Receives $399,000 Grant From eitas Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County
Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) recently received a grant for $399,000 from the eitas Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County to provide quality day habilitation services to adults with developmental disabilities, and support those individuals to reach their potential and achieve a dignified, adult lifestyle.
Developing Potential provides services that enable individuals to live in, belong to, and experience quality of life in the community. DPI works with program participants to design individualized plans that support the development of skills that include self-advocacy, activities of daily living, forming and maintaining relationships, and achieving and maintaining good health and emotional well-being.
Day Habilitation: On-site services focus on the areas of self-care, health and physical fitness, socialization, communication, and promote a culture of inclusion and individualized supports. Within these broad categories, individuals develop specific skills in the areas of personal hygiene, physical wellness, sign language, general communication, creativity, household maintenance, money skills and social skills. These services enable individuals to live more independently with greater control and self-determination.
Community Integration: DPI’s off-site, community-based program provides opportunities for participants to practice and refine skills in real-world settings. Community Integration (CI) plans are as unique as each participant and are designed to maximize progress toward individual goals in areas such as using public transportation, counting money, shopping, paying bills, experiencing leisure opportunities, participating in volunteer activities, and developing relationships beyond family and staff. CI activities support involvement in and belonging to the community.
Developing Potential, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been serving adults between the ages of 21 and 65 with developmental disabilities since 1993. DPI is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The agency has been honored twice by CARF for exemplary performance in advocacy and program planning. DPI’s mission is to provide quality day habilitation services to adults with developmental disabilities, and support those individuals to reach their potential and achieve a dignified, adult lifestyle.