Community Participation Support (CPS) provides opportunities and support for community inclusion and building interest in and developing skills and potential for competitive integrated employment.
Clients and trainees enrolled in CPS spend approximately 25% of their time in the community, where they have the ability to attend volunteer opportunities, community events and much more.
Services are provided based on the person’s individual support plan (ISP). Each person’s team works together with the individual to develop outcomes and priorities for community integration activities based on the strengths and preferences of the individual. Individuals and families can choose the type and amount of service participation that is supported through the ISP process. Transportation to CPS activities is provided by PWAC.
Since the implementation of CPS, our clients and trainees have experienced many new opportunities in the community! Here are just a few examples:
–Yarnick’s Farm — Oakmont Bakery — Sam’s Club — Harrison Hills Park — King’s Lanes — Alameda — Kittanning and Ford City Libraries — Smicksburg Farms and Shoppes — Comparison Shopping at local grocery stores — Ringing bells for the Salvation Army — Bingo — Volunteering at local Food Banks — and more!