Improving quality of life for the differently abled Children & Adults

Families

Laurens Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) offers in-home support for Habilitation, Respite and Attendant Care services. Our providers go through an extensive hiring process that includes trainings developed by our Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, and an 8 hour orientation established to maintain professionalism and provides information to support family’s needs in the home and the community. Each provider is equipped with a Fingerprint Clearance card, as well as, CPR, First Aid, and Article 9 certificates. In addition, each provider is given an independent orientation dedicated to the client he/she will be working with.

If you are in need of a provider for these services, please contact Kelly Morales, Community Coordinator; by email, kelly.morales@laurensaz.org, or by phone, 480-621-8361 x 216.

New to DDD and these services? Here is a link to the DDD service specifications that outline each service and the guidelines your child’s team must meet when providing those services.

https://www.azdes.gov/landing.aspx?id=4792

Our Community Department focuses on providing Habilitation, Respite and Attendant Care services. Habilitation services include facilitated therapies, behavioral interventions, developing special developmental skills and enhancing sensory motor development. Habilitation services are designed to provide a variety of interventions to maximize the functioning of the person with developmental disabilities.

Respite services is defined as short-term care and supervision to provide relief to caregivers (parents, guardians, etc.) of the person with developmental disabilities.

And Attendant Care services provide basic needs of the client, usually only in 2 hours increments. Depending on your child’s needs, you may have all three services or just one. It is our hope to provide support, using the best of our resources and abilities, to your child who is differently-abled.

If you are a new family and would like to set up services to be provided by L.I.F.E., please print and fill out this ­Inquiry Form and return to Kelly. Kelly will respond with any provider availability or additional pre-service intake paperwork. In addition, you will need to contact your Support Coordinator, a case manager who assists the family of an eligible child by coordinating all supports and services across agency lines and serves as a single point of contact for the family. He/she will help facilitate the needs of your family and child by sending us the appropriate authorizations per service and information regarding your child’s needs.

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