Developmental Disabilities

Day Programs

New Horizons day programs are located in Columbus, Hamilton, Lumpkin, and Cuthbert.  They provide adults with I/DD opportunities to connect with the community, and are designed to assist consumers in the acquisition, retention or improvement of self-help, socialization, adaptive and vocational/employment skills

Supported Employment

Supported Employment offers individuals with interview coaching, job training and job placement assistance.  A Job Coach and Job Developer will work with each individual and family to identify a person’s skills and preferences for employment, and act as liaisons to facilitate the job search and meetings with employers.  The level of involvement of the job coach can vary depending on a person’s needs.  Full time support on the job is available, as well as drop-in visits.

Residential

Residential Services are offered at different levels, depending on the support needed.  Community Residential Alternative Services are offered in Group Home and Host Home settings.  Licensed Group Homes provide support for up to four individuals around the clock with staff available to assist with self care, grooming, and independent living skills.  In Host Homes, individuals are able to live in the home of a state-approved, trained caregiver.  For individuals living in their own or family home, Community Living Support staff can provide help with grocery shopping, budgeting, and other home and health maintenance activities.

Family Support

The Family Support Program can provide assistance for families caring for a child or adult not currently receiving services through a NOW or Comp Medicaid Waiver.  Funding may be available for supplies not covered under insurance, home modifications needed to improve ambulation around the home, and respite, among other services when a family’s other funding sources are exhausted.