Respite:
All parents need time away from their children to rest, regroup, pursue other interests and develop other relationships. Many of the options and outlets which are routine to others, such as sitters (care providers), are difficult for families with a child or adult with a developmental disability. No one can accurately estimate the physical, emotional, and financial costs incurred by the families who have a member with a developmental disability. Daily care of individuals with disabilities can be a demanding job. Without time to rest and refresh, most parents begin to wear out. The Arc of Vigo County Respite Care Program is here to help keep families of persons with developmental disabilities together by giving them time apart.

If you enjoy challenging, rewarding opportunities and are understanding and willing to be trained, please consider becoming a care provider.

Habilitation:
Habilitation is designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in acquiring, retaining, and improving self-help, social and adaptive skills necessary to continue residing in their home and community, while maximizing their presence in the community and enhancing the global quality of their lives.

Skills worked on include:

  • Self-direction training
  • Money Management
  • Socialization Skill Training
  • Daily Living Skills Training
  • Mobility Training
  • Many other daily living skills