The Arc of Cherokee/Clay Counties manages two group homes in Cherokee County. During the day, residents are employed in the community, involved in community activities, or in a prevocational work setting. In the afternoon residents return home where Direct Support Professionals offer the support and guidance needed for community living. Individual goal plans are developed and implemented with each resident to attain their highest level of independence. Goal plans include areas such as cooking, personal hygiene, social skills, budgeting, and constructive leisure activities.  Supports are individually based and can include:

 

  • Supervised Living
  • Individual Habilitation Plan
  • Training in areas of independent living
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Professional staff
  • Transportation for medical and personal needs
  • Vocational/employment assistance
  • Activities involving community inclusion

 

The Arc of Cherokee/Clay Counties recognizes the inherent rights of all people to participate fully in communities of their choosing. Founded on the principles that all people must have equal access to all opportunities, we advocate with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in the following ways:

Individual Advocacy:

 

  • Assistance with concerns of abuse of rights, concerns over services and/or supports.
  • Presence at IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings upon request.
  • Assisting self-advocates as they learn how to use their own voice.

 

 

Systems Advocacy:

 

  • Funding concerns at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Ensuring community members are aware of and practicing inclusion of people with I/DD.

 


 

If you or someone you know needs assistance with Advocacy, contact our Executive Director by 

email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 828-361-3092.

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