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ASI Offers Summer Program for High School Age Students with Disabilities

ASI Offers Summer Program for High School Age Students with Disabilities

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  • 5/4/2015 12:00:00 PM
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If you have a child who is enrolled in high school as an entering freshman to their senior year (generally ages 14 to 18 years, but seniors may be older as long as they are enrolled in high school) and is diagnosed with a developmental disability, they are eligible to participate in our Summer Program.
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Something I Learned Saved Someone's Life

Something I Learned Saved Someone's Life

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  • 4/22/2015 3:23:00 PM
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Last week, as one of our Crawfordsville Day Service Direct Support Professional’s (DSPs) stopped in to visit, I noticed a certain confident appearance in her face and a sense of accomplishment in her voice when she said, “I saved someone’s life the other day.” “Really”, I responded, “tell me about it.”
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ASI to build a home for people with disabilities - Liberty Place

ASI to build a home for people with disabilities - Liberty Place

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  • 4/20/2015 12:02:00 PM
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Abilities Services is pleased to announce an exciting partnership in Crawfordsville with Habitat for Humanity.   ASI will own the home. It will be used to house consumers in its supported living program. This home will give consumers the opportunity to be more integrated into the community, have access to more green space and be within walking distance of various social events.   Abilities Services purchased a lot near the Wabash College baseball field and bordering the west side of the coll...
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Group Home Living at ASI

Group Home Living at ASI

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  • 3/5/2015 12:01:00 PM
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At Abilities Services, Inc., our mission is to assist people with disabilities or similar disadvantages to live and work in the community.  Through our Community Living Department, we help achieve this mission by providing group homes in Rossville, Frankfort, and Lafayette.     What is a group home?   Group homes are training facilities designed to help increase the independence of adults with developmental disabilities. Through 24-hour supervision, our staff can assist each resident with ho...
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What is an ABLE account?

What is an ABLE account?

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  • 3/3/2015 11:57:00 AM
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The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act lets you create a tax-free savings account for your child without jeopardizing other public assistance.   An ABLE Account is an account established by or on behalf of an individual with a disability for the purpose of saving for life’s necessities, many of which Medicaid does not cover.   The assets in an ABLE Account can only be used to pay for qualified expenses, such as education, housing, employment support, health, transportation, and o...
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Celebrating 43 years of service to our community….

Celebrating 43 years of service to our community….

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  • 2/2/2015 8:36:00 AM
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Happy Birthday to Abilities Services – incorporated in December 1971.     Milestones are an opportunity to look back at our successes; evaluate and learn from our past; and reflect as we plan for future challenges.   I’m proud of the heritage created by Abilities Services.   Being founded as a grass roots movement in the early 1960s by local ARCs, Abilities Services is now a premier community organization which provides services to clients with developmental disabilities and their famili...
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Establishing a Miller Trust

Establishing a Miller Trust

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  • 1/19/2015 8:19:00 AM
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This information is intended to be educational and is not legal advice. Persons that need legal advice or information on Miller trusts are encouraged to consult an attorney.     The vast majority of consumers served at Abilities Services receive services through Medicaid Waiver services. Waiver services allow individuals with special medical or developmental needs to live in the least restrictive setting while receiving the medical care and supports they need. Medicaid Waiver services are for...
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Partnerships in Action: Habitat for Humanity and Abilities Serivces Team Up

Partnerships in Action: Habitat for Humanity and Abilities Serivces Team Up

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  • 1/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
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A few months ago, we discussed the importance of partnerships and how those strategic alliances benefit all involved.    I’m pleased to announce that Habitat for Humanity and Abilities Services has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin construction of a 1,600 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths fully accessible home in the early spring of 2015.   The home will be called Liberty Place.   This home will afford our consumers the opportunity to have more green space and will be withi...
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What is a Disability?

The definition of a developmental disability includes, but is not limited to: an intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, a severe head injury that occurred before the age of 22, or a severe seizure disorder.

 

Under federal law, "developmental disability" means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that:

 

  • attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments
  • manifests before the individual attains age 22
  • is likely to continue indefinitely
  • results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
    • self care
    • receptive and expressive language
    • learning
    • reflects the individual's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services, individualized supports, or other forms of assistance that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.
    • economic self-sufficiency; and
    • capacity for independent living
    • self-direction
    • mobility

 

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