AFL is a housing option for people who want to live in a family setting. An individual lives with a family in a private residence, with or without other people with disabilities, and the family serves as a natural support system, meeting needs that may arise.
Your Arc of the Triangle Employment Specialist will:
- Meet with you to learn about your skills, abilities and interests to help you find a job.
- Work with you to create a resume and build interview skills.
- Advocate to find potential job opportunities.
- Take you to meet employers and help you through the application and interview process.
- Provide you with a job coach to provide on the job training to ensure maximum independence and success.
- Assist you with transportation training if needed.
- Monitor your work and progress.
- Help you to become part of the work team.
- Provide long term supports and follow-up as needed.
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By being referred through VR:
548 Smith Level Road
By being referred through VR Services (ages 22 and older)
4900 Waters Edge Dr
Raleigh, NC 27699
FOR EMPLOYERS: The Arc of the Triangle supports the principle that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities [I/DD] should have the opportunity to work in their communities.
- People with I/DD are reliable and dedicated employees
- Customer loyalty increases - people feel good spending money at a business that supports the community
- Workplace diversity
- Tax credit and other government resources
- Community Awareness
- No-cost job candidate pre-screening - offering the best possible candidate
- On the job training assistance - setting up new employees for success
All Supported Employment participants are subject to The Arc’s policy on non-discrimination. Participation is not based on race, color, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other consideration protected by federal, state, and local laws.
Individual Services offers a unique approach to serving individuals who have funding sources like the Innovations waiver. The Arc hires, trains and supervises support staff. Services based on individual need as well as funding.
NOTE: We currently have a Wait List for some of our Individual Services in ORANGE COUNTY have a Wait List. Please call our office for details and information on getting on the Wait List.
For more info call 919-942-5119 x122
COMMUNITY LIVING & SUPPORTS
This service provides training to help the participant acquire and maintain skills that promote independence. Community Living and Supports (CLS) is a supplement to family and natural supports and consists of an array of services that help enhance the individual’s life in the community, including but not limited to:
- Interpersonal skills and how to develop and maintain personal relationships
- Community living skills such as shopping, banking, and other community activities
- Services that are essential to health and wellness, such as therapeutic exercises, supervision of self-administration of medication, transferring, ambulation, and using special mobility devices
- Transportation to activities that support CLS related goals
There is an additional component of support and supervision in regards to a participant’s performance of daily living skills which could include the following areas:
- Personal hygiene and bathing
- Performing housekeeping chores deemed essential to the individual’s health and welfare and incidental to care or otherwise included in the Individual Specific Plan
- Assessing and monitoring health status through activities such as transferring, ambulation, and the use of special mobility devices
Community Living and Supports is a combination of In-Home Skill Building and Personal Care which will be phased out by Nov 2017. (01/17)
This service provides access to activities that help the participant integrate with the community at large and learn to develop relationships with non-disabled individuals in the community. Community Networking consists of an array of services designed to help the individual find meaning in his/her life and to promote independence, including but not limited to:
- Attending classes dedicated to hobbies/leisure interests
- Participating in adult education
- Volunteering for a local business
- Using public transit
- Transportation from the individual’s residence to the training site(s)
This service provides periodic support and relief to a participant’s primary caregiver so that the caregiver may attend to errands, spend time with other members of the family, or participate in events. Respite may include services in or outside of the participant’s home and can include the following:
- Overnight care
- Weekend care
- Emergency care
- Continuous care for up to 10 consecutive days (This service is only for the individual, not for any siblings or other family members.)
B3 Respite Services provides relief to primary caregiver(s). Families need to know their loved one is in good hands and being supported.
B3 Respite Services may be available for individuals who have Medicaid, but do not have the Innovations Waiver. This service provides periodic support and relief to a participant’s primary caregiver so that the caregiver may attend to errands, spend time with other members of the family, or participate in events. Respite may include services in or outside of the participant’s home.
Durham Voucher Respite Program (Durham County residents only): The Respite Voucher Program is meant to support caregivers and parents who take care of a loved one with a qualifying developmental disability and need financial assistance to pay for respite care. The Managed Care Organization, Alliance BHC, funds The Arc of the Triangle each year so we can pass the money to our Durham County families that are waiting for state or Innovations Waivered services for their family members. The program requires that the money only be given to a caregiver, that is hired and scheduled by the family, that lives outside of the home. This ensures that the household members are truly getting a few hours break from caregiving each month.
Durham Parks and Recreation strives to make all programs, services, and facilities accessible for all individuals and families, regardless of race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or ability level.
We encourage you to look through the many opportunities offered by our department and participate in any/all programs you are interested in.
In addition to providing inclusion support in traditional programs, we also offer some Special Programs designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, i.e. Beepball (Blind Softball)
Camp Discover and Camp Explore (designed for youth and teens ages 5-21 who need a smaller program or different activity level than found in traditional camps), and much more.
Additional programs are offered through Special Olympics Durham County. These programs are partially funded in sponsorship with Durham Parks and Recreation.