People want everyday lives.
We clarify responsibilities of everyone who has a role in support the person including the individual, family, friends, and other paid and non-paid people.
B. Choice and Control:
We recognize that the person has the power to make, influence and direct informed decisions in all aspects of his/her life.
We recognize that the person experiences and has opportunities to benefit from communication and cooperation among people and entities involved in planning with and supporting the person, particularly during times of transition.
We work toward connecting the individual to the community (to be part of, not just in the community) and seek supports that allow the person to contribute to the community in ways that he/she values and chooses.
We respect and support for the person’s liberty and rights by promoting the individual’s expressed desire(s) to associate with people of their choosing, determine the course of one’s life and negotiate risk without being stigmatized or under another’s control.
We respect and support the characteristics, qualities, interests and hopes/dreams that make the person a unique individual.
We seek opportunities to promote relationships and experiences in which individuals, families, friends, neighbors, professionals and others gain and share knowledge, support and guidance. Mentoring helps people learn from each other, identify and resolve problems and achieve greater know-how and self-confidence.
We develop outcomes to be achieved and reflect what is important to the person within the context of his/her everyday life.
We assist in developing supports that ensure the person’s safety and health in balance with the person’s dignity of risk.
An ultimate goal is to facilitate the ability for the person to experience success in his/her life. Success means different things to different people and it is important that the experience of success and its acknowledgement is specific to the individual’s personality and preferences. Success recognizes accomplishments (e.g. learning a friend’s phone number, making a cup of coffee) and life events (e.g. living independently, getting a job, financial well-being).
Spectra Support Services, LLC
390 Reed Road · Floor 1, Broomall, PA 19008