Options, Inc. is a licensed Day Training & Habilitation program serving 250 adults with intellectual disabilities or with related conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or traumatic brain injury. Options is committed to empowering and supporting adults with disabilities in living and working in the mainstream of community life.
Options assist with individual job placements, resulting in competitive employment in the community. Options designs its services to meet the needs of the individual, including ongoing support to ensure career success. From cleaning and retail to manufacturing and food service Options supports over fifty individuals who work independently in the community.
Work Skills Development
Within our facility Options provides a variety of paid employment opportunities to meet the varied work needs and abilities of the people it serves, completing work for pay while increasing various work skills. Some of the work opportunities include assembly, packaging, light machining, and many more.
Jobs in the Community
Options provides supervised work crews by partnering with area businesses to offer work opportunities at their place of business. Our work crews usually consist of four workers and a staff supervisor. The staff supervisor provides training and support to the workers to ensure our business partners receive quality service. Our work crews can do it all. From office work to factory work or something in between, come see why over seventy business partner with Options Inc.
Senior Program and Adult Day Service
Options provides services for its seniors to meet their needs and interests with a variety of social outings, entertainment and integrated senior citizen events. We focus on enriching the life of each participant by building upon his or her skills, knowledge, unique strengths and abilities. We provide assistance with personal and medical needs.
Options provides additional services including:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Services
- Apple Tree Dental Services
Options uses an individually focused approach of discovery and choice to help plan services to empower individuals to have a voice in the planning process and to help identify what is important in everyday life. Some of the goals of this process are:
- The individual makes decisions.
- Planning is done with the person, not for the person.
- Discovering who you are
Self-advocacy is the ability to speak-up for yourself and things that are important to you. Self-advocacy means you know your rights and responsibilities, you speak up for your rights, and you are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life. At Options we have two self-advocacy groups that focus on creating public awareness through community involvement such as getting involved in legislative efforts, teaching others about rights, and giving back to our local community. Some of these activities include:
- Attending state and local advocacy meetings
- Options Transit Advisory Committee
- Representation at Options Board of Directors meetings
- Food Drive
- Toys for Tots
- Spud Fest Parade
The doors to the self-advocacy meeting are always open and ready for new self-advocates who want to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others! We meet bi-weekly after work at 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Stacie Skalak.