Lonoke Exceptional Development Center

Adult Program, Waiver and Supported Employment


Adult Developmental Day Treatment Clinic

Our adult program focuses on independent living and work skills for clients with developmental disabilities. Through work contracts with local factories and a fully operational greenhouse, we provide job training that can lead to community employment. Below are some of the programs offered at the Adult Day Treatment Clinic.

WELLNESS PROGRAM

We offer a wellness program presented by our nursing staff entitled “Health Matters.” Clients will learn about illnesses, proper hygiene, and anything health related. Our goal is to : 
  • Help clients understand health issues.
  • Help clients with their health and wellness goals.
  • Assist clients with health screenings
  •  Assist clients in seeing a doctor, or seeking medical treatment.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Speakers are invited to come and talk to our clients.

They have included:

  • Partners for Inclusive Communities
  • Police and Fire Departments
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Cook Smart- Eat Smart
  • US Postal Services
  • Retired Teachers

    

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Special events are held through out the year.We host many things and have an open door policy in which family members are invited to come in and see our center at any time. For example: at Thanksgiving we prepare a feast for our clients and their families. We have a very successful turnout and enjoy a wonderful fellowship with everyone. There are many other holidays that we celebrate throughout the rest of the year. We like to have fun too! Sometimes we will spend a leisurely Friday in our PJ’s! We may watch a movie and eat popcorn and just relax!

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

We have trips to our local community center to swimplay basketball, and walk. We work on our reading skills with a retired teacher who volunteers her time. We offer a computer lab. There are many opportunities to work on social skills in our community.WORK OPPORTUNITIES Work and volunteer opportunities are encouraged through person-centered planning process. We may help out at a local animal shelter, or volunteer to clean a local church or small business. We assist our clients in finding employment that matches their skills and interest in the community.


Special Olympics 


Special Olympics are a big part of our Center. We participate in basketball tournaments in Russellville, softball tournaments, bowling, bocce,and track & field  events held at our local Cabot High School. 




Supported Employment

LEDC has partnered with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services to offer supported employment services. Supported employment services help individuals with the most significant   disabilities get and keep jobs in the workforce. As part of this process, our job coach will seek out potential employers that are willing to hire individuals with disabilities.

The focus is to develop competitive jobs that allow individuals ( with Developmental disabilities )to earn an income, pay taxes and work in an environment alongside others in the community

The Supported Employment Department supports individuals in every   aspect of work from vocational assessment and job development, to on- the-job training and follow-along support as needed.

The Employer must be willing to hire a qualified individual for a position in their organization that pays at least minimum wage and provides at least 15 hours of work per week and provide orientation to the individual along with clear expectations of the job duties.  

The job coach will initially be present during any work hours to support the individual in learning how to do the job, determine if the individual has any support needs in order to perform the job, educate the employer about any support needs, and assist the individual meet the demands of the workplace. Over   a period of time, the job coach will begin fading their assistance.   Ready - Willing - Able to WORK

Waiver Program

Medicaid waiver Program is designed to provide Medicaid recipients an alternative to institutionalization or placement in an Intermediate Care Facility. Certain limitations of Medicaid are “waived” so that individuals who are developmentally disabled can live in the community as independently as possible. Services include:

  • Case Managment
  • Waiver Coordination
  • Integrated Supports
  • Day Habilitation
  • Supportive Living
  • Alternative Living
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Physical Adaptions
  • Respite Care
  • Consultation
  • Supported Employment