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Developemental Disability Services


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Everyone Matters!


Each person who enters the doors of Bridgeway has a story that matters to us. How can we best support this individual to achieve the life dreams and goals that he or she envisions, goals that matter to that person? We begin that journey together as partners and we often travel on a winding road that includes multiple aspects of the individual's life. Bridgeway embraces the idea that we are only successful when our consumers are successful. Our primary goal is to create opportunities for people with disabilities and we believe that all people, regardless of their disability, have the right to enjoy the same full range of life experiences that others in the community enjoy. We believe that each person who desires to live, learn and work in their community can do so and be successful.

Our Developmental Disability Services focus on the primary life areas of living, learning and working. We provide a full range of developmental disability services in multiple service sites in west central Illinois and southeastern Iowa.

 


Adult Learning Day Program Services

Family Services
A Special Event in the Macomb Day Program was provided by a local hair salon that showered the women with complimentary beauty services: hair cuts, stylings, and nail care.



Bridgeway's Day Program Services strive to fulfill whatever is needed to allow the individual the freedom of greater independence, self sufficiency, greater choice and control of their lives, and increased participation in the community. Program activities are determined by the needs and desires of the consumers. For some consumers that will mean a greater emphasis on vocational training and preparation. For some it might mean a program designed with their physical needs in mind. Flexibility is the key to creating a program to fit the person. This also means being able to change the program as the consumer changes, stretching to accommodate the needs. Expected results from these services may include increased inclusion in the community, increased or maintained ability to perform activities of daily living, and increased self-direction, self-determination, self reliance and self-esteem.

Our Adult Learning programs serve individuals with developmental, physical and/or intellectual disabilities who are 18 years of age and older. Curricula range from teaching basic skills for independent living, such as health and safety, cooking, and navigating within the community, to more advanced skills needed to find and maintain a job, manage personal finances, and achieve self-reliance. Bridgeway operates Adult Learning/Day Program centers in Macomb, Pekin, Keokuk, and Burlington


Community Living Services

Supported Living

Community Living Services are community Bridgeway owned homes and apartments for individuals who have developmental disabilities. These homes, or CILAs (Community-Integrated Living Arrangements), are located in residential neighborhoods throughout the communities of Macomb, Pekin, and Keokuk, Iowa.

Group homes provide opportunities for people with disabilities to increase their independence. Supervision is provided 24 hours /day. For persons with mental illness, group homes provide a more intensive level of supervision and supportive services as compared to apartment living. Dedicated and well trained staff assist and support residents as they develop and enhance daily living skills such as cooking, shopping, housekeeping, and money management. Other important life skills needed to help them live more independently are also areas of focus such as medication training and self management of their mental illness or developmental disability. Residents have their own bedroom and share common areas - the kitchen, dining area, bathrooms, and living room.






Family Services