Our Services

Individual Supports

Individual Supports are services that provide direct support and assistance for individuals in or out of the individual's residence. Individual Supports encompass everything from providing assistance in basic self-care include to assisting with engagement in community-based activities and developing social skills. Abri Care & Community Supports helps people achieve and maintain the outcomes of increased independence, productivity, enhanced family functioning, and inclusion in the community.

Abri Care & Community Supports can also work with the family members who are providing individual supports for their loved one in their homes.

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing individual supports to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.

Community-Based Supports

Community-Based Supports include services that provide direct support and assistance for individuals to achieve and/or maintain independence, productivity, enhanced family functioning, and inclusion in the community. Community-Based Supports include one-one-one training and supervision of individuals as they learn and perform the various tasks that are included in basic self-care and activities of daily living, develop social skills, and participate in community-based activities. 

Some examples of Community Based Supports Activities are:

  • Support from staff to enable an individual to attend an event, take a class, etc.

  • Support from staff to assist an individual participating in activities such as: assistance in completing activities of daily living, ordering off a menu, purchasing items, learning basic cooking, laundry skills, etiquette, travel training, accessing activities in the community, etc.

  • One-on-one tutoring

  • Support on a job site to assist in basic self-care, social skills, and activities of daily living.

*Please note that examples are not all inclusive of everything that can be funded through this service

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing community-based supports to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.

Behavioral Supports

Abri Care & Community Supports is developing comprehensive behavioral support services for adults with developmental disabilities. Behavioral Supports offered by Abri Care will include a complete assessment of the challenging behavior(s), development of a structured behavioral modification plan, implementation of the plan, ongoing training and supervision of caregivers and behavioral aides, and periodic reassessment of the plan. Behavioral Supports may include individual and/or group counseling, behavioral interventions, diagnostic evaluations or consultations related to the individual’s developmental disability and necessary for the individual to acquire or maintain appropriate interactions with others. 

 

Behavioral Supports services are offered in addition to and do not replace treatment services for behavioral health conditions that can be accessed through the State Plan/MBHO and mental health service system. Individuals with co-occurring diagnoses of developmental disabilities and mental health conditions shall have identified needs met by each of the appropriate systems without duplication but with coordination to obtain the best outcome for the individual.

 

Examples of Behavioral Supports Assessment/Plan Development Activities:

  • Behavioral assessment

  • Development of behavior support plan

  • Dissemination of plan

  • Initial training and supervision of caregivers

  • Training, oversight, and coordination with staff performing monitoring activities

  • Periodic re-training and supervision of caregivers

  • Review of raw and/or aggregated data associated with plan

  • Periodic reassessment of behavioral support plan

  • Revision of plan when required

 

Examples of Behavioral Supports Monitoring Activities:

  • Monitoring the implementation of plan by caregivers

  • Incidental correction and re-training of caregivers

  • Review data collection practices for integrity

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing behavioral supports to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.

Community Inclusion

Abri Care & Community Supports provides community inclusion services that support and assist individuals in educational, enrichment or recreational activities that enhance his/her inclusion in the community. Community Inclusion Services are delivered in a group setting.

Some examples of Community Inclusion Services Activities:

  • Small group outings to community festivals, museums, book clubs, theater groups, cultural events, holiday celebrations, sporting events, etc.

  • Small group leisure activities in the community

  • Small group educational activities in the community

*Please note that examples are not all inclusive of everything that can be funded through this service

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing community inclusion services to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.

Natural Supports Training

“Natural Supports” refers to any person, family member, neighbor, friend, companion, or co-worker who provides uncompensated care, training, guidance, companionship or support for an adult with intellectual and developmental disability. Abri Care & Community Supports provides training for Natural Supports on the treatment regimens and other services included in the Service Plan, use of equipment specified in the Service Plan, and updates the training as necessary for the Natural Support to safely provide care at home. Counseling is aimed at assisting Natural Support Natural Support in meeting the needs of the individual.

Abri Care & Community Supports provides training and counseling services for Natural Supports - persons who provide unpaid support, training, companionship or supervision to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Some examples of Natural Supports Training we provide include:

  • Training on a hoyer lift

  • Training on ambulation/transfer techniques

  • Training on dietary/eating techniques

  • Training on diabetes management

  • Training on implementation of behavior plan

*Please note that examples are not all inclusive of everything that can be funded through this service

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing training for natural supports to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.

Supported Employment

Abri Care & Community Supports believes individuals with developmental disabilities can fulfill their employment aspirations and achieve social and economic inclusion through employment opportunities. Individuals with developmental disabilities are entitled to “Real Jobs for Real Pay” -- the same competitive wages, work conditions, and career development as their co-workers.

Abri Care & Community Supports helps individuals obtain and maintain jobs. Our individualized services include:

  • Job Development

  • Jobsite Analysis and Discovery

  • Training and Systematic Instruction

  • Job Coaching

  • Benefit Support/Benefit Planning

  • Travel Training

  • All other training and workplace support services that enable the individual to be successful

Abri Care & Community Supports enables small group employment. Our small group employment supports include:

  • Mobile crews / crew labor

  • Group placement (enclaves)

  • Social enterprises in which employees are making at least minimum wage

  • On-site job training

  • Job development

  • Job site analysis

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing supported employment services to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.

Respite

Care and supports services provided as respite under the New Jersey Division of Development Disabilities Community Care Program and Supports Program includes many options and may be provided in or out of the individual’s home. Generally, respite services provided for individuals on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons who normally provide care for the participant. Respite may be provided in the participant’s home, a licensed community residence (group home), or another community-based setting. Abri Care & Community Supports provides in-home and out-of-home respite care. For more information about your specific needs, please contact us.

 

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing respite care to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.

Community Residences – Coming Soon

Abri Care & Community Supports is currently developing community residences in New Jersey.  Community Residences are also commonly call “Group Homes.” Please check this site again soon for an update.

 

Our staff undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. We provide a thorough and comprehensive orientation, which includes specialized training in working with individuals with disabilities, intense behavioral support needs, and complex medical care needs.  Our staff receive ongoing training and professional development to further enhance their skills and competence.

Abri Care & Community Supports is enhancing LIFE in the Community by providing community group homes and supported apartments to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve and maintain a life of dignity as they define it for themselves. Contact us to learn more.