Easterseals UCP offers a wide range of services to adults with disabilities and mental health challenges including autism, down syndrome, schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Part of our mission is to serve our community by helping adults struggling with mental illness and (or) a variety of disabilities find their way back into the community through a range of supportive, recovery based services.
A combination of adult services from Easterseals UCP helped Louis, age 32, gain the skills he needed to maintain a job and live independently in his own apartment. Louis works as a processing technician at CSL Plasma in Charlotte. The support allows him to do the things he enjoys such as reading, writing and being involved at his Temple.ABA ServicesApplied Behavior Analysis for adults available to help teach skills and develop improved behavior. Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACT)Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) is a team-based treatment model that provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7. Community Support Team (CST)Community Support Team services is a team approach to assist adults in all areas of functioning so that they can reduce crisis episodes, obtain stable housing, connect with school/vocational opportunities, increase independency, improve social skills, and learn coping skills to manage their behavioral health and substance use symptoms. Employment & Training Services Our services help adults with disabilities and individuals recovering from mental illness find jobs and maintain meaningful employment. EMPOWER Adult Wellness & RecreationAdults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities can meet with other individuals and experience field trips and activities in three of our EMPOWER locations. Individual Community Supports (ICS)Individual Community Supports services enable an individual to acquire and maintain skills that will allow them to function with greater independence in the community. Individual Placement and Support Services (IPS)Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness. IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment Teams Integrated dual diagnosis treatment (IDDT) is an evidence-based model that addresses a person’s substance use in the context of the treatment of their mental illness. Mobile CrisisMobile Crisis provides integrated, short-term crisis response, stabilization and intervention for adults and children experiencing a mental health or chemical dependency crisis. North Carolina START CentralNC START (Strategic Therapeutic Assessment Resources Treatment) team provides prevention and intervention services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and complex behavioral health needs through crisis response, training, consultation, and resources. Outpatient Services and Medication ManagementWe provide evaluations and assessments to determine the most effective approach to improve mental health and wellness of the people we serve. Peer Support ServicesPeer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and / or substance abuse and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. Residential ServicesOur residential supports provide services for individuals so they can live in group homes, shared apartments or independently. Learn more about our Alternative Family Living Service. sensABLE snacksThe sensABLE snacks program provides pre-employment skills training and inclusive work environments to employ individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Transition Management ServicesTransition Management Services are available to those individuals who are interested in living independently and want assistance in locating, applying for, moving into, and maintaining their own apartment. Transition To EmploymentA program in 2 locations in NC to prepare high school students and young adults (ages 16-26) with Intellectual and Development Disabilities for employment.
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