Services

Employment Programs

Our employment programs consist of Community Employment and Developmental Training directed by Pete Niccum. Our Community Employment Program assists individuals with Job Placement and Job Coaching Services at host employers throughout an individuals local community. Our Developmental Training program is a facility-based program offering personal, social and vocational development activities. Vocational Evaluations are also available to assess an individuals employment and independent living capabilities.

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Residential Services

Residential Services, under the direction of , provides 24-hour services in four group homes located in Effingham and Teutopolis. Intermittent services for individuals who live independently or with their families are also provided. Experienced and well trained staff assist all individuals in becoming active members of their community and reaching their personal goals.

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Family Support

The Family Support Unit managed by includes the Child and Family Connections Program which is the system point of entry for Birth to Three Early Intervention Services for families who have infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Community Support Systems provides activities for expectant parents and parents of children birth to three through the All Babies Can (ABC) Program. Respite services are offered to provide parents with short term relief from daily caregiving of their family member with a disability. Summer Day Camp opportunities are offered each year in Effingham and Richland counties.

Community Support Systems also provides support to Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center, which offers information, materials, support, individual consultation and training on topics related to special education to parents of children with any type of disability from birth to age 22. The Parent Center serves 94 counties in Illinois outside of the Chicago metro area. Visit their website at www.fmptic.org.

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