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Criteria for Admission

  • 16 years of age or older

  • Must have physically or intellectually disabling condition

  • Acute medical conditions should be stabilized or in remission

  • Able to safely move about work area, with or without mobility aids

  • Have relatively unimpaired use of one upper extremity

  • Able to communicate through speech, writing, or other understandable means

  • Should be responsive to auditory or visual stimulation

  • Able to care for personal grooming & hygiene, or have capacity to learn these skills

  • Be positively motivated regarding admission to program

  • Intellectual disorder must be in remission or deemed medically controlled

  • Should not require medication which would grossly impair mental and/or physical functioning

  • Should be free from deviant behavior that would present potential danger to self or others


 


 

 

Process of Application

All individuals referred for Center services are considered for admission for at least the evaluation phase of the program. A referral is made with appropriate background information relating to the candidate’s specific disability.
An intake interview is scheduled to determine that the candidate meets our admissions criteria and also permits them to decide if they want to receive our services. A decision is then made to accept or reject the person for services.
If accepted, a starting date is then established. If, following evaluation, it is determined that the individual cannot benefit from the services offered by the Center, then he/she will be referred to the appropriate service agency.


 
       
   
             
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