Day Supports services are designed to assist with the acquisition, retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization, adaptive, and prevocational skills in a non-residential setting and enable each participant to attain or maintain his or her maximum level of independence. Day supports services are funded by the North Carolina Innovations-I/DD Program (Innovations Program for Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities), which is a home and community based (HCBS) waiver that is approved by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services under section 1915 (c) of the Social Security Act.
An individual must be at least 18 years of age, have an intellectual and/or developmental disability diagnosis, have Innovations-I/DD services, and a case manager.
COI provides 1:1 CAP-MR DD Day Supports Services Caldwell Opportunities currently has 6 Innovations-I/DD participants who have 1:1 trainers assisting them with improving skills and increasing independence in areas specified in a Person-Centered Plan, individualized to each participants needs.
Some of the activities in which our Innovations consumers participate are:
- Compensatory Education Classes to improve academic and independent living skills in partnership with Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. Some of the skill building areas addressed in the compensatory education classes are independent and daily living skills, functional math, functional literacy, healthy living through exercise and healthy eating, socialization, communication, and computer skills. Participants develop skills by using computer programs, workbooks, worksheets, educational games, community outings related to class content, reading the newspaper together and discussing current events.
- Community Outings to JE Broyhill Civic Center for cultural events, local festivals, parks, libraries, restaurants, and stores which encourage integration in the community and provide opportunities to develop socialization and independent living skills.
- Volunteerism to provide opportunities for skill development while giving back to the community. Some of our participants volunteer at Koinonia Senior Apartments, the Arts Council, the Caldwell Heritage Museum, local nursing homes, the community garden on College Avenue, and the local hospital.
- Contract Work is available in conjunction with local businesses and gives Innovations-I/DD and ADVP participants the opportunity to develop prevocational skills while being paid according to strict guidelines of Wage- And-Hour laws and the Innovations-I/DD Day Supports Service Definition, when applicable.
Some of the types of work completed by our participants are listed below:
- Simple Assembly – securing lids on various size jars, making leather care kits, folding corner pads for packaging furniture, separating IV bags, affixing trim clips to tape to be used in assembly lines, straightening labels for clothing, attaching washers to levelers for cases, assembling cardboard cartons, label and fill pumice stone powder for polishing and refinishing furniture, assembling edge pads and support boxes for packaging furniture, labeling market sample swatches for upholstery.
- Hand packaging – packaging upholstery needles and felt tip replacements for furniture, packaging furniture refinishing kits, micromesh kits for refinishing furniture, packaging gauze for medical care for soldiers, stringing silicone and packaging gun sacks.
- Salvage – cutting and baling yarn from spools; separating, punching, and baling rubber tips from IV bags; collecting and banding recycled cardboard; baling upholstery scraps for resale; repairing cones from thread for resale.
- Woodworking – cutting grade stakes for surveying; cutting cardboard strips for packaging furniture; cutting lumber into various lengths for local building supply company; drilling holes in boards for local furniture companies.
For more information on Community Services provided by Caldwell Opportunities, please submit our online Contact Form or call (828)757-5680.