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Parramore Home

for Developmentally DisableD youth

ServiceS Offered:
Individual and family therapy Occupational Therapy and sensory integration services Assessment, behavioral plan development and consultation with a Behavior Analyst as needed Speech therapy (when needed) Academic/Educational programming via community school partners Milieu Treatment Learning to interact respectfully with others Learning how to care for self Developing new interests and expanding leisure activities Learning skills to build relationships with others Emotional regulation (How to keep your feelings from controlling you) Interpersonal effectiveness (How to ask for what you need in a healthy way) Distress tolerance (How to handle stress without making things worse) Focus on skills for self-care, hygiene, social skills, laundry, meal preparation, managing free time, knowing how to ask for help. Community involvement and activities

length Of Stay:
The length of stay can vary depending on client needs. Placement can be for a few months to a year or more. Depending on availability, two to three night respite stays can also be arranged.

diScharge Planning:
The Program Leader/Therapist for the Parramore Home will work in collaboration with the referring agency and parent(s) in developing a comprehensive discharge plan whether that be discharge to family or foster care. The nature of the plan will be contingent upon services offered in the youths local community and the familys needs.

Parramore Home
for Developmentally DisableD youth

Skills Building Focus

Wedgwood Christian Services 3300 36th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 Phone | 616-942-2110

Preparation for adulthood

Parramore Home
for Developmentally DisableD youth

MiSSiOn StateMent:
Parramore Home staff seek to assist youth with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges in developing skills to maximize their individual potential so they can return to a less restrictive community setting. Parramore staff are specially trained to work with developmentally disabled youth and will show families how to help their child with his/her unique challenges.

Boundaries: Have the ability to maintain appropriate physical boundaries with peers in a co-ed milieu with staff assistance/redirection. Bathing/Toileting/Bathroom Supervision: Have enough mobility to use the bathroom (i.e. no use of a hoist for lifting purposes). Communication: If non-verbal, has the ability to engage in a functional form of communication. Movement/Ambulatory Issues: Has the ability to assist with own mobility. Physical Aggression: Does not present a severe and imminent danger to self or others requiring the use of seclusion, isolation or mechanical restraints. Mental Health Status: Is psychiatrically stable without severe thought disorders (i.e. actively psychotic) requiring psychiatric hospitalization. Cognitive Abilities: Clients with severe or profound mental retardation will be assessed for program appropriateness.

PrOfile Of yOuth Served:

This co-ed program serves up to 10 youth ages 6 to 18. Youth served should have both of the following: An identified neurodevelopmental disorder, i.e. autism spectrum disorder, mental retardation, seizure disorder, traumatic brain injury, learning difficulty, genetic disorder, cerebral palsy, complex developmental disorder. A neurodevelopmental or mental health disorder that significantly impairs life skills in at least two of the following: self-care abilities, expressive/ receptive language abilities, learning, mobility, and ability to make self-directed personal decisions.

The Parramore Home Program is geared to serve youth who fall in the mild to moderate range of cognitive disability and have related complex disorders. To be eligible for admission into the home, youth should meet the following minimum requirements: Feeding: Have an ability to swallow without the use of a feeding tube.