Acquired Brain Injury Services

Marrakech, Inc. is approved by the State of Connecticut to provide many services to people who have acquired brain injuries. These services are intended to assist people in leading productive lives in the community. Person-centered services are the result of a team process that identifies goals, interests, preferences, needs, and resources. The team is comprised of the person served, a cognitive behaviorist, the family, and community nursing services as well as representatives from Marrakech, Inc. Once the service plan is in place, Marrakech works with the individual and other team members to achieve the established objectives. Highly individualized services are designed to assist with securing housing, in-home support, employment assistance, skill-building, and case management.

Professionals and paraprofessionals working with each individual must complete the Basic ABI Training. When ILST is part of the service plan, the staff must also be ILST-certified.

The services that Marrakech, Inc. offers through this program are:

Independent Living Support Training (ILST) is training and assessment to assist program participants in learning the skills necessary to live safely and independently. This includes cooking, housekeeping, personal care, decision-making, and money management. The staff that provide these services are ILST-certified.

Supported Employment Services are utilized when an individual has paid employment, but may require ongoing, intensive support such as supervision and training to perform successfully in a work setting. Supported employment is conducted in a variety of settings, including integrated work sites where there are persons without disabilities.

Pre-Vocational Services aid in acquiring skills to facilitate employment in the future. This may include compensatory memory strategies, stamina building, keyboard, and computer skills, career exploration, volunteerism, interviewing skills, and any other area that increases workforce competitiveness and productivity.

Job Coaching Services - When an individual is placed in a job, on-the-job support is provided to assist the individual in becoming competent at their job, learning new skills, and negotiating in the workplace.

Case Management Services - These services are available to coordinate care, entitlements, and services to the individual with the acquired brain injury and their family members.

Companion Services are offered to reduce the feeling of isolation that living with an acquired brain injury may bring. The companion accompanies the individual to leisure activities in the community or just visits the individual at home. They also assist by reinforcing the teaching/training offered by ILST services.

Community Living Support Services - For individuals who would benefit from overnight services in addition to the other services, these supports may be accomplished as community living support services.

Eligibility: People must meet the eligibility requirements for the ABI Waiver that is administered by the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services or the eligibility criteria of the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Persons also may be referred through the Money Follows the Person program (use link below to read more about this).

Geographic Areas Covered: Statewide Program

Marrakech Homemaker Companion Agency Registration Number: HCA.0001103

Related Websites:

DMHAS Acquired Brain Injury Services
DSS Money Follows The Person – Information on funding and services available for people transitioning from an institutional setting
Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
Allied Community Resources

Acquired Brain Injury Services Contact Information:

Valerie Roberson-Edwards
Director of Community Support Services
Phone: (203) 389-2970, ext. 1246

Chantel Haynes
Vice President of Community Support Services
Phone: 203-389-2970, ext. 1601

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