The Individual and Family Support Unit (IFSU) provides intensive
services, counseling, education, and support to individuals with
developmental disabilities, their families, and service providers in
The Individual and Family Support Unit enables an individual to live
in a community environment such as independent living, home, or
other home-like living arrangements; continue to remain an integral
member of his or her family; and achieve social inclusions in the
natural environment or community. The supports that are
based on individual family needs.
One of the most important features that IFSU offers is that we work
with the entire family who has a member(s) with developmental
disabilities. We provide home-based supports and serve as a support
system to families in our community.
Staff assist people in applying for financial benefits and
completing periodic reports for the Social Security Administration
and Medicaid, etc. When others are not available, The Arc may serve
as Representative Payee for a person to receive government benefits.
Basic information about futures planning is also provided for people
and their guardians.
Individuals in this program also have the benefit of attending the
Drop In Center. The Center provides a social opportunity to
enjoy recreation, money management, cooking classes, and a variety
of other activities that help individuals become a vital part of
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