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.
Our program provides a performing arts vehicle for people regardless of their level of experience, abilities or disabilities, and promotes inclusion and community spirit. It is presented in a welcoming environment and is committed to developing social and performance skills, building self-esteem, discipline, responsibility, and positive values through the creative arts.
Individuals from all over the Raleigh triangle area meet at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center and our performances are held in their beautiful 186 seat performing arts theater.
Our past few sessions were held with a diverse group of participants ages 6 to adult. The participants presented their original plays, “It’s A Backwards World...So Who Is LAMRON?” and “The Magical Harmonies of Lifestro”. More than 1000 audience members experienced these incredible performances.
Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, where possible, attempts to provide recreational programs for special populations by request and/or inclusion in existing programs. Those with special needs who are interested in participating in existing programs should check with Recreation Programs Specialist Allie Prelaske to discuss their particular situation.
The town of Holly Springs is now offering specialized programming for children with special needs
Buddy Sports Club and All Starz Fun & Fitness
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.)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2018 TBD
Project SEE [Supported Employment Experience]
A summer internship program for Wake County high school age students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that helps students to:
- Occupational Course of Study [OCS] high school credit
- Enhance job skills that can lead to long term employment for many
- Training and support at every job site
Project SEE (Supported Employment Experience) gives students the opportunity to develop or enhance their social skills and gain valuable work experience through a 6 week summer program while earning 135 hours of competitive employment towards their OCS graduation requirements.
The Project SEE Program Director and Admissions Committee will assess the eligibility of each student who submits an application. To determine eligibility, the Program Director will review documentation of the student’s disability, verify OCS credit needs (as applicable) and interview the student with his/her parent or caregiver. Priority for selection is given to eligible students who are aging out of the school system and who require at least 135 credit hours towards graduation.
Students eligible for Project SEE are those who:
- are between the ages of 17 and 22 and have mild to moderate developmental disabilities.
- demonstrate emerging vocational skills and the ability to engage in purposeful activity.
- want to learn to work in the community and have families/caregivers who are supportive of their participation in Project SEE.
- have or can arrange for their own transportation to and from the job site
- need on-site support on the job in order to work in the community.
- are able to work in a public job site in a ratio of 2 students to 1 job trainer. (Students who need 1:1 support may be considered if they have a personal assistant attending throughout the program)
- have personal care skills and behaviors which can be accommodated at a public job site.
- have the health status and availability to commit to the full 6 weeks. Vacations and summer camps are not to be scheduled during the 6 week program
- have the stamina and physical ability to work 4.5 hours per day, 5 days per week
- Students must be available to work the entire 6 weeks. Students who have vacations or summer camps scheduled during the program are not eligible.
Students must commit to the entire 6 week program. Missing more than three days without a doctor’s note will result in immediate dismissal from the program with no refunds of paid fees. No exceptions.
- Students accepted to the program are matched to jobs based on interest, location and abilities. We strive to keep students within a 20 minute drive of their homes
- Families are responsible for transportation to and from the job site daily.
*Completed applications are to be mailed or hand delivered to The Arc of the Triangle, 5121 Hollyridge Dr., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612, no later than TBD 2018 along with the $30.00 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Project SEE Opportunities
This program is for students who attend Wake County Public School’s Occupational Course of Study who are in their final 12 months of school who require at least 135 more work credit hours for graduation. (Verified by student’s OCS teacher)
This program is a volunteer program and students will not be paid for the work experience however, they will receive up to 135 credits towards graduation from the OCS program. Federal Labor laws allow students to volunteer in a summer job as long as they are earning school credit.
Priority will be given to these students as we are partnering with Wake County Schools to encourage students to earn a diploma rather than a certificate of completion.
Program dates: 2018 TBD
Students work 9:00 am -2:00 pm Monday - Friday with a half hour break.
Mandatory Meeting (Students, Parents, and Job Coaches): TBD
End of Program Celebration: TBD
Call 919-942-5119 x133
or email Susan Swearingen
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.
Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services offers a variety of programs for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities, as well as for those with visual or hearing impairments. Fitness, sports, social activities, overnight trips, arts and crafts, and summer camps are just some of the programs offered. Each program is designed to meet the needs and interests of participants. Whether you prefer social outings, learning a new skill, or trips, there is sure to be a program that will interest you. Some eligibility restrictions may apply.
The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department welcomes the participation of all individuals, including those with disabilities or special needs. We are committed to compliance with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodations to facilitate program participation. For participants with special circumstances who wish to participate in any typical program, some accommodations may be available to provide inclusive experiences. We provide Inclusion Services to assist with determining and implementing appropriate accommodations.
Specialized Recreation Services offers many programs to meet the recreational needs of youth (ages 12 and under), teens/young adults (ages 13-20), and adults (ages 21 and up) with developmental disabilities.