We offer Semi-Independent Living Skills Services (SILS) to adults with developmental disabilities who live, or soon will live, in their own apartments. These services are for people who do not require 24-hour support but need some assistance to live independently in the community. This assistance may include training in money management, shopping, meal preparation, personal appearance and hygiene, self-administration of medications, emergency procedures, use of community resources, or development of social, recreational, and transportation abilities.
Training and Assistance
The SILS program serves people with developmental disabilities who are 18 years or older and who require less than 24-hour supervision. This service provides training and assistance so adults can establish and maintain themselves in the least restrictive living arrangement possible. The services are generally centered in the individual’s home and in the community.
Staff meet with family, interdisciplinary team members, and the person served regularly to monitor and meet expectations. The schedule design is often flexible to suit the individual’s needs regarding work schedules and other appointments.
Helping People Develop to Their Fullest Potential
The primary purpose in all persons served programs is to support individuals as they develop to their fullest potential, achieving the most normal lifestyle possible. All activities are designed to promote independence and to maintain the individual with the least amount of supervision while assuring safety. We also make referrals to appropriate community resources such as job services; social service agencies; mental health services; and medical, dental, and legal services.
Meridian Services will also provide services such as coordinating medical/ psychiatric appointments, providing transportation, providing crisis intervention, and making referrals to other professional services needed.
We emphasize problem solving skills to decrease dependency as the person served progresses. We work to ensure the individual knows emergency procedures in case of fire, illness, injury, severe weather, and accidents.
If you are interested in these services please contact Amber Nielson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-452-1981 for more information.