Empowering Individuals With Disabilities
At Community Mainstreaming, we offer a range of residential opportunities for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). With our programs, individuals with IDD and their families can select the level of support that makes the most sense to create opportunities for fulfillment and personal exploration.
Most importantly, we work to foster growth in a supportive and safe environment through a variety of Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs). Read more about the residential programs and services offered at Community Mainstreaming.
Individualized Residential Alternatives
Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs) are certified residences for people who are covered under the auspices of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Community Mainstreaming operates both Supervised and Supportive IRAs — where those with IDDs can receive the proper level of supports to achieve: increased independence, community integration, establishment of meaningful social relationships, healthy living practices and exercise, variety and frequency of activity participation, appropriate behavior skills, empowerment of individuals to make informed choices and social inclusion.
Community Mainstreaming offers OPWDD-certified, 24-hour supervised, residential support, where our experienced staff are available to provide services around the clock. We assist individuals in developing life skills at home and in their community. Our teams of professionals will help with medical, financial, and personal needs — as well as share in everyday triumphs and challenges.
For individuals who are aging and have more complex medical needs or are experiencing dementia, we also offer a specialized Alzheimer’s/Dementia home. In this home, we provide high-quality, individualized care to ensure the person with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and other age related medical-challenges receive the support they need as they navigate new and often difficult day-to-day challenges.
Community Mainstreaming offers Supported Individual Residential Alternatives for those looking for more independent residential opportunities. With this type of arrangement, individuals can live in a home or apartment with friends and receive a lighter touch of services to support their success in navigating the daily demands of life. The homes or apartments are certified by the OPWDD for 2 or 3 roommates.
Community Mainstreaming provides personalized support based on individual needs, typically offering around 20 hours per week of services, including cooking, medical appointment planning, budget management, transportation, and social/recreational opportunities. Each individual actively participates in developing their personal life plan with their care coordinator, CMA staff, and chosen family/friends.
Thank You Community Mainstreaming!
“Community Mainstreaming has been a game changer for our family. As a parent of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, finding the right support and services has been challenging. But since we connected with Community Mainstreaming, our lives have been transformed.”
– Vocational & Day Program Student Parent