The health and safety of our staff and the individuals we serve is always our top priority. Read more below to find out about steps we’ve taken to stay safe.
As of Fall/Winter 2020, PARC continues to gradually re-open certain services and programs, according to federal, state and local guidelines.
Residential Programs—Our residential facilities have continued to operate as normal, within guidelines. This has meant restrictions on activities such as field trips and programs with outside guests. Our staff has done a great job with creating celebrations and programs on our campuses to help keep our residents active and engaged. As of this writing, we have plans in place to respond when vaccines are available for our residents and staff who serve them.
Life Skill Development 3 (ADT)—PARC’s Adult Community programs quickly moved to virtual classes at the beginning of the pandemic. We have a full menu of classes during the week to provide participants who used to come to us in person with programs on art, music, travel and wellness. For more information, click here.
Campus-Based Programs—On site programs and activities, which closed completely at in the spring, have re-opened at 50 percent capacity.
To serve additional participants in Life Skills Development 3, PARC has developed a community-based training pilot program. To be within health and safety precautions, each participant is paired with a small group consisting of no more than six individuals and one staff member.
Supported Living/Supported Employment–PARC’s Community Supports division has continued providing uninterrupted services to our adults in Supported Employment and Supported Living Coaching Services. In addition to working with area businesses to place adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities as employees, PARC also offers PARC Center Industries. Through this program, we hold production contracts with area manufacturing companies. Following safety guidelines, PARC Center Industries has recently re-started fulfilling contracts in our production facility on campus. For additional information, click here.
Children’s Services—Our Discovery Learning Center started the 2020—2021 school year following health and safety guidelines for our infant, preschool and VPK classrooms. Respite Services is providing relief for caregivers of children with developmental disabilities and/or children in high risk environments. Family Focus continued development support for young children virtually and is providing in-person sessions, when appropriate and under safety guidelines. Onsite Therapy including occupational, physical, speech and ABA therapies are offered through Lampert’s Therapy Group and follow safety precautions while continuing to support children in their growth and development.
Our residents are being cared for by our frontline staff who have dedicated themselves to safety.
Children’s Services have resumed at PARC!
We’re creating new and innovative ways to serve our population.
Job Coaches have been in the field as most participants are considered essential workers.
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Our Direct Support Professionals use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on a daily basis to help protect the individuals we serve. Items listed below are always in need. Contact our office at (727) 345-9111 to find out more about in-kind donations.
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