What We Do

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New Horizons

The Adult Training Facility (ATF) now offers a special program area for our folks 60 and older. We provide the same opportunities and level of care as in our ATF, with some additional activities geared specifically towards seniors. In addition to the outcome goal programming, there is a daily "Enlightening Hour" where group discussions of various topics are held. Opportunities are provided daily to engage in activities from other program areas at our facility. Community outings are offered to various locations. Monthly activities include the birthday club, Arc Chapter-Fayette County Red Hat Society, spa day, holiday celebrations, dances and our monthly animal program. A leisure area is available to provide opportunities for relaxation.

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Lisa Friend, Adult Training Facility Director
(724) 438-9042 ext. 218
lisa.friend@arcfayette.org

Adult Training Facility (ATF)

The Adult Training Facility (ATF) is a unique program that offers individualized programming based on each participant's needs. Program participants are encouraged to choose goals and activities that they would like to pursue in order to gain or maintain various functional skills and assessed needs. The ATF provides opportunities for social skills development, community integration, activities of daily living skills, vocational skills, communication skills, physical development, and recreational activities. An emphasis is placed on increasing communication skills through use of our Dynavox, iPads, computers, and Nook.

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Lisa Friend, Adult Training Facility Director
(724) 438-9042 ext. 218
lisa.friend@arcfayette.org

In-Home Supports

In-home supports are provided in the individual's home and community in order to support them in a familiar environment. These services are offered through Home and Community Habilitation, Companion Services, Respite, Environmental Accessibility Adaptations, Transportation, Homemaker/Chore Services, and various community activities. A personalized plan will be created through a partnership with the participant, their family/caregiver, Supports Coordinator, and our staff to outline and address individual's needs and preferences.

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Dana Zinck, Assistant Executive Director
(724) 438-9042 ext. 211
dana.zinck@arcfayette.org

Family Living Program

An exceptional opportunity to share your home and family with an individual with a developmental disability. Qualified families are selected and participants reside with them in their residence. Families receive specialized training based on the participant's needs and at least 24 hours of annual training.

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Monica Gardner, Residential Operations Coordinator
(724) 438-9042 ext. 215
monica.gardner@arcfayette.org

Early Intervention

The Early Intervention Program provides in home services for children from birth to 3 years of age exhibiting a developmental delay. Services are provided in the child's natural environment. Our Special Instructors, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Occupational Therapists provide services in the following areas of development:

-Motor Development
-Communication
-Social and Emotional Development
-Adaptive
-Cognitive Development

Our services are family centered. Services and supports are based on the strengths and needs of the child as well as the strengths and needs of the family.

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Janine Zahand, Early Intervention Specialist
(724) 438-9042 ext. 201
janine.zahand@arcfayette.org

Transportation

The Arc of Fayette County offers door to door transportation services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Participants are transported to and from their residence to their day program or place of employment. Non-traditional transportation options are also available such as mileage reimbursement for those that choose to be transported by a private individual such as a friend or family member. Our drivers receive at least 24 hours of relevant training annually, including safe driving classes.

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Brenda Fike, Chief Administrative Officer
(724) 438-9042 ext. 208
brenda.fike@arcfayette.org

Supported Employment

The Arc of Fayette County believes that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to obtain employment in the community.  The Arc of Fayette County works with program participants to explore, apply for, and work in competitive jobs in community settings with the necessary level of support to be successful.

We provide supervision and training in order to obtain a job and sustain employment. Our Employment Specialist has established relationships with local businesses and assists the program participant in selecting the type of job they would like to pursue.  An assessment will be completed by the Employment Specialist in order to assess interests, skills, and level of required supervision.

The job coach assists each program participant with on the job training to develop positive work habits, learn necessary job skills, and perform the assigned job to the expectation of the employer.  The Employment Specialist networks with community businesses and works closely with the employers and job coaches in order to make each work experience successful and an opportunity to further their independence in the workplace.

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Brent Troyan, Employment Specialist Supervisor
(724) 438-9042, ext.226
brent.troyan@arcfayette.org

Residential Supports

The Arc of Fayette County offers residential supports in a community home with 24/7 support.  Residents receive the assessed level of care and support with an emphasis on independence, choice, and community inclusion.  Our Direct Support Professionals receive specialized training to meet the needs of the residents and  there is a licensed practical nurse on-call 24 hours a day. 

Information about this program can be obtained by contacting:

Monica Gardner, Residential Operations Coordinator
(724) 438-9042 ext. 215
monica.gardner@arcfayette.org

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