The Residential department provides supports and services to individuals in order to assist them in living in their community as completely and cohesively as they desire.
Excentia Human Services assists individuals with autism to live in their own homes by providing additional supports as outlined in the Adult Autism Waiver. The services fall under the Systematic Skill Building (SSB) section of the Waiver which includes: community inclusion, skill development, and behavioral support. All the individuals living in their own homes receive support to: ensure cooked meals are healthy and enjoyable; promote integration into the community and build their social bank; arrange and attend medical appointments; and learn money management skills, etc.
Excentia Human Services strives to assist people in achieving an “everyday life” focused on independence in their skill areas. An individual’s support does not exceed 30 hours per week.
Staff on the Residential team work together to create places that individuals can call their home, in every sense of the word.
In partnership with Lancaster Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS), Excentia Human Services has been able to transition individuals from large state centers back to their own communities with great success. With support of caring staff and compassionate professionals, individuals have found meaningful, valuable places in society. We believe that all people, regardless of differences, have the same basic needs, desires, and dreams. It is our task to identify commonalities and strengths and build upon them for each and every individual we support.
Generally, the community homes we staff are with three individuals living together; however we also provide supports in two-person homes and when necessary in one-person homes. Supervision in these homes is based on the individual’s needs.
Usually one to two people live together with an established family. Individuals are “matched” with a family in a specialized long-term living situation. They have the consistency and stability of one main caregiver and companion. Using a person-centered approach, supports are identified and planning focuses on delivering the necessary supports to enable that person to lead a rich, full, and meaningful life.
Supports are provided by trained staff to individuals who require only intermittent or occasional assistance to live in their community. Our goal is to develop a strong, natural support system for each individual which includes the community-at-large, family, friends, coworkers, and a few paid staff. To ensure overall safety and well-being, Excentia Human Services staff provides needed assistance weekly to individuals in this program.
This is an unlicensed setting for individuals who need little support from skilled staff to live in the community. Assistance is given on an intermittent basis in areas such as money management, arranging medical appointments, socialization, etc. Support cannot exceed 30 hours per week.
This program began in July 2016 to provide support/services to two individuals seeking to learn the skills to live on their own in the community. Now a full-fledged Excentia Human Services program, TRAIL Academy runs on an 18 month time frame. During this time the individuals will work on areas identified as needs through a standardized assessment. Supervision and support will be faded out as the individuals show progress. Upon “graduation” from the program, the staff will have assisted the individuals to seek sustainable employment, necessary transportation, future living arrangements, etc…
If you have a question and would like to speak with someone at Excentia, please direct your inquiry to one of our Program Champions. Our Program Champions can be reached by phone during their office hours or you can send them an email.
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- Name: June Johnston
- Phone: 717-519-6740. Ext 210
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hours: 8:30a-4:30p
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