intellectual-developmental-disability-services

East Street Arts

East Street Arts In 2016, to provide creative opportunities for artists, Marrakech’s seat weaving/chair caning business, the Association of Artisans to Cane, was expanded to include an art studio and gift shop. The newly renovated social enterprise was renamed East Street Arts. East Street Arts is dedicated to fostering the creation of art through artisan…

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Shared Living

Shared Living Shared Living opens doors to a truly personalized residential option, empowering individuals funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to pay a caregiver and choose their ideal living arrangement. This might mean residing in their own home or apartment, or, in certain cases, the caregiver’s home. With compassion at the core, our…

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Transition Services

Transition Services Transition Services are designed to assist students with disabilities with continuing their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals outside of school hours and assist them with the transition to employment or adult services. EXTENDED DAY SERVICES Extended Day Services are designed for students in special education who would benefit from having additional hours each…

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Weekend Recreation Respite Services

Weekend Recreation Respite Services Marrakech’s weekend respite program is a resource for parents and guardians of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located in West Haven, our center is thoughtfully designed with accessibility in mind, providing a delightful and functional space for a weekend full of fun. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff ensures…

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Vocational Rehabilitation/Level Up

Vocational Rehabilitation/Level Up This program assists youth and adults with disabilities to enter or re-enter the workplace through the use of situational assessments, job placement and retention services as well as on-site supports such as job coaching. Individuals in this program are typically referred from the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services (BRS), and usually only require…

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DDS Supported Employment Program

DDS Supported Employment Program Our Employment Services cater to various vocational needs, from individualized (SEI and IDV) to group-based (GSE) programs. Individualized employment services focus on helping the individual achieve independence and success through competitive employment in the community. Based on assessments, professional support will be provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who…

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DDS Continuous Residential Supports

DDS Continuous Residential Supports Continuous Residential Supports (CRS) are supportive living settings where 2-3 individuals with a developmental disability live together in the community. While these are not licensed as a Community Living Arrangements (CLA), they can still provide 24-hour staff support. The enhanced support focuses on skill-building, activities of daily living, behavior management, quality…

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Quality of Life Services

Quality of Life Services In response to the input from people we support, Marrakech established a vehicle by which to meet community integration and connection desires. The Quality of Life program assists individuals with disabilities with integrating into their communities and offers opportunities for participants to establish a sense of value and self-esteem based on…

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Person-Centered Services

Person-Centered Services   Our Person-Centered Services are designed to support individuals and families through specialized training, planning for the future, navigating systems, and more, all which help to ensure a fulfilled life. TRAINING IN PERSON-CENTERED THINKING SKILLS Whether you are an individual, part of a school system, a private nonprofit, or state provider, our certified…

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DDS Group Homes

DDS Group Homes Community Living Arrangements Community Living Arrangements (CLA) are group homes located in the community where residential services are provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each of the homes has 24-hour staff support and range from three-bed programs up to seven-bed programs. All residents have individualized and person-centered service plans with…

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