The Adult Community Empowerment Services program provides purposeful goal oriented activities for adults with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities who may not be ready for vocational programming, or who are not interested in vocational programming.
All services are designed to assist clients reach their highest level of independence regarding personal, social, and daily living skills and to promote community inclusion. Services are based on an individualized plan of care and can include services at New Hope Services Center or in the community.
The ACES program runs Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 4p.m. at New Hope Services Center, in Jeffersonville, IN.
What trainings do ACES staff receive?
All staff receive extensive training on Protecting an Individuals Rights, Outcomes and Objectives, Providing a Healthy and Safe Environment to Individuals, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Emergency Drills and Preparation, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Individual Specific Training, and Transportation Safety.
What is the cost of services?
Services are generally paid for by a Medicaid Waiver or a Community Support Budget. Both of these are administered by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities. Services are also available to families wanting to pay privately for services.
What activities do clients do during the day in ACES?
Activities occur in both group settings and one on one with staff. Facility group ratio is 1 staff to 10 clients; community group ratio is 1 staff to 4 clients. Activities are based on client goals, but can include art, gardening, educational skills, games, self-care, visiting museums, parks, fairs, stranger danger, or other activities designed to increase independence and have a meaningful day.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation can be provided if selected as part of a clients Individual Support Plan and is provided through either the TARC 3 program or New Hope Services Transportation Route.
Do I have to attend full time to participate in this program?
No. You are welcome to participate either full or part time.