For parents of children with a developmental disability, life after high school can sound scary and confusing. Special education students finishing high school leave behind an array of mandated—and mostly consolidated—services. Finding new supports can seem daunting.
Rappahannock Area Community Services Board offers several services for adults with a developmental disability, and the agency will hold a family networking event to help caregivers learn more about the transition to adulthood.
Parents will be able to talk with other parents about their trials and successes, while RACSB staff will be available to answer questions about Medicaid waivers and provide details about day support and respite programs for adults with a developmental disability. While parents gather information, teens and young adults will have the opportunity to make sensory dough.
The event will be hosted by Rappahannock Adult Activities, Inc. which is RACSB’s day program for adults with a developmental disability. For more than 40 years, RAAI day support services have kept individuals out of institutional settings and provided caregivers respite. The program currently serves more than 150 individuals at five locations in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at 750 Kings Highway in Stafford County. For more details or to RSVP, call 540-582-7200 or go online to www.rappahannockareacsb.org.
RACSB offers several programs that benefit adults with a developmental disability and their families, including:
Case Management: RACSB support coordinators help individuals with a developmental disability navigate services. Support coordinators assess individuals to determine their needs, then find the most appropriate services.
Day Support: With services tailored to each individual, Rappahannock Adult Activities Inc. supports individuals with varying levels of developmental disability.
Respite: The Myers Drive Respite Home for adults with a developmental disability provides a safe, fun environment while giving caregivers time to recharge.
Residential: RACSB operates 10 group homes, three intermediate care facilities, and a supervised apartment program. The agency also offers sponsored placement, where individuals with a developmental disability receive personalized care in a family setting.
Learn more about RACSB’s developmental disability services at www.rappahannockareacsb.org.