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Day Service

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“It’s all about the consumers” is the consistent theme among Day Service staff at Abilities Services, Inc. (ASI).

“I love having the chance to help them,” said Angie Takacs, a Direct Services Professional who has been with the agency for five years. “Watching their faces when they learn something new (is the best).”

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First Steps

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As a parent, there are few things worse than worrying that something is wrong with your child. It can range from illnesses to injuries to something that just seems “off.” When it comes to your child’s development, it can be especially concerning when there are concerns. As scary as this can be, the good news is that there are resources available for families to help ensure every child develops into the best adult he/she can be.

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About the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services

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In Indiana, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) is responsible for overseeing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Its two goals are to facilitate partnerships that enhance the quality of life for this population as well as to provide individuals with continuous, life-long support.

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What does the Puzzle Piece really mean?

What does the Puzzle Piece really mean?

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Most of us have seen the puzzle piece symbol for the Autism Society but how many of us really know what it means?

Autism is one of several developmental disorders found in the Pervasive Developmental Disorders category of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV). It is one of a range of disorders that affects a person’s social skills, communication, and behavior. Other disorders in the Autism Spectrum include Asperger Syndrome, Childhood Di...

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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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615 N. 18th Suite 203
Lafayette, Indiana 47904
(765) 446-9201


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1237 Concord Road
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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110 S Prairie Ave.
Frankfort, Indiana 46041
(765) 659-4631

 

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