NC START (Systemic Therapeutic Assessment Respite Treatment) and VA REACH (Regional Education Assessment Crisis Services Habilitation), which utilize the START model, provide crisis prevention and intervention for adults with an Intellectual Disability and/or Developmental Disability and co-occurring complex behavioral health needs. Clinical teams support adults and their systems of care, such as their family, residential providers, day programs, therapists, case managers and others. The teams provide crisis response, training, consultation, and therapeutic respite in conjunction with all of person’s community-based services. A top priority is to help the person remain in his/her home or community placement. The respite centers provide therapeutic environments and short-term resources for stabilization and therapeutic intervention.
Any paid or unpaid support in a person’s life can refer an individual to START and REACH services by calling the regional crisis and referral line.NC – Central RegionCrisis and Referral:919-865-8730; 800-662-7119 ext. 8730Office:3817 Cheek RoadDurham, NC 27704919-908-9052 VA – Region I, Charlottesville and Surrounding AreasCrisis and Referral:855-917-8278Office:4312 Dickerson RoadCharlottesville, VA 22911434-202-5387 VA – Region II, Northern VirginiaCrisis and Referral:855-897-8278
Individual Community Supports services enable an individual to acquire and maintain skills that will allow them to function with greater independence in the community.
Community Skills Training, Personal Care and Respite supports provide one-to-one support for personal care and daily living skills to individuals with disabilities. Community Skills Training enhances a child or adult’s ability to participate in the life of his or her community. Personal Care Services are provided in the home and may include assistance with bathing, dressing, and meal preparation.
Respite is a support that provides periodic relief for the family or primary caregiver of an individual by supervising and caring for that individual when the caregiver needs a break of the care giving responsibilities.
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