Individualized Residential Alternatives:
We provide a home environment designed for individuals with special needs to live in the community with support to help gain further independence. These include the Shalimar, Chili, Gates and Foxworth Individualized Residential Alternatives. 24 hour on-site supervision and habilitation services are provided by a fully trained staff. At the Individualized Residential Alternative, Easter Seals creates an individualized living opportunity that people are proud to call their home. Easter Seals provides residential alternatives specifically developed to encourage and support those with special needs to live as independently as possible (i.e., adaptive technology, monitoring systems etc.) An individual plan is developed by the resident and his or her team, which is then implemented to work towards achieving these personal goals. Program activities focus on daily living skills such as recreation, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, money management, and community skills. All residents also partake in a school, work or day program alternative outside of the home during the day. In addition, residents may choose to utilize community recreation programs, shopping facilities, religious services, and medical services. Easter Seals New York is proud to acknowledge the significant role that these Individualized Residential Alternatives play in building the Foundations of Hope for our consumers’ future.