Personal Independence Services
Personal Independence Services is a program operated during the day for individuals with severe and/or multiple disabilities who need personal assistance to enable them to function as independently as possible in all life areas.
Instructors conduct a variety of classes which people attend based on their interests and abilities. Classes include instruction in areas such as communication, grooming and personal hygiene, social skills, domestic responsibilities, current events, and much more. Community Awareness classes teach how to access the community by attending events, utilizing local businesses and making use of other community resources.
Nurses are available, as are HDC staff who can provide physical therapy, in consultation with a licensed Physical Therapist, for participants whose doctors have prescribed that service.
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By being consumers, employees, taxpayers, and neighbors, HDC participants achieve a sense of belonging. From the work they do, they experience pride and satisfaction for doing a job well and being rewarded by a paycheck. By living in the community, they learn what it's like to pay bills and how to be a responsible citizen and a good neighbor.