Autism & Intellectual Disabilities Services for Adults


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Bancroft is a leading nonprofit service provider for people with neurological disabilities. We offer a continuum of programs to address the unique needs of adults with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities, as they transition from one stage of life to another. Our extensive array of high-quality programs, sites and settings empowers people to lead rich and fulfilling lives. Please view this brochure to learn more. For details on all Bancroft programs, please visit our website,

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Autism & Intellectual Disabilities Services for Adults

  1. 1. Autism and IntellectualDisabilities Services for AdultsInnovative programs that helppeople fulfill their potentialCommunity & Campus LivingEmployment & Day ProgramsIn-Home & Respite ServicesWalker Center Parenting ProgramFlicker Program for Older Adults
  2. 2. Empowering adults with intellectual anddevelopmental disabilities to lead fulfilling livesAt Bancroft, we recognize that people’s needs change as they age.That’s why – for more than 30 years – we’ve offered a continuum ofprograms to address the unique needs of adults with autism and otherintellectual or developmental disabilities as they transition from one stage of lifeto another.Our extensive array of high-quality programs, sites and settings empowersadults with disabilities to lead rich and fulfilling lives.Customized programs that meet each person’s needsBancroft offers a variety of residential options in New Jersey, Pennsylvaniaand Delaware to enable adults with disabilities to enjoy as much independenceand community involvement as possible. These include group homes andapartments in the community, and apartments on our campuses. Settings varyfrom well-kept suburban neighborhoods to scenic rural environments.We firmly believe that people with disabilities should be fully included in theircommunities, as a basic human right. Bancroft supports the people we serve inevery imaginable activity in the greater community – from grocery shopping togoing to the gym; movies to museums; restaurants to sports events; library visitsto spiritual opportunities. We actively promote community involvement andcommunity employment as important activities for building self-esteem.Our enriching day programs includeextensive vocational training, jobsupport and meaningful volunteeractivities. We work with more than “ I consider my son so lucky to have Bancroft as a part of his life and I’m thrilled with the achieve-60 employers in the community – ments he’s made. I don’t knowfrom national corporations to localfirms – to train and employ the what our lives would have beenadults we support. We also provide like without Bancroft. I can’twork opportunities through BancroftEnterprises – a collection of Bancroft-operated businesses, such as a full- thank you enough! – Henrietta S. ”service copy center, pet-food bakeryand landscaping service.We also provide: • In-home and respite services, for people who live in their own home or with their family • A parenting program for parents with intellectual disabilities • A program for older adults, to meet the unique needs of senior citizens with intellectual disabilitiesIn keeping with Bancroft’s mission, we are committed to encouraging an active,engaged lifestyle for every person we support – so they can achieve their lifegoals as valued and respected members of our world.
  3. 3. Community Living OptionsResidential support for engaged lives at all levelsBancroft operates more than 100 group homes and apartments in neighbor-hoods throughout southern and central New Jersey, suburban Philadelphia (Pa.),and northern Delaware.We go beyond simple communityintegration. Our goal is communityinclusion. We recognize that thepeople we support want the samethings as everyone else: not justto live in the community, but toparticipate in the community. AtBancroft, we make that happen.We help people achieve thisgoal by:• eaching them daily personal- T hygiene, grooming, cooking and cleaning skills• upporting their shopping, S banking and participation in other routine community activities• roviding trips to parks, beaches, P cultural sites, entertainment and sports events, and other recreational activities• ffering continuing-education O “ Ari has made remarkable progress at Bancroft. He feels really good about who he is opportunities, including adult- education classes – from cooking to exercise to crafts• nhancing social skills through E and where he is. – Randee Rubenstein, ” mother of Ari interactions with peers and others in the communityBancroft’s homes are safe,pleasant, and supportive. Staffmembers assist people as neededto prepare nutritious meals, and they provide transportation to daily activities.Nurse case managers coordinate each person’s medical care, and staff membersadminister medications to people who are unable to do so independently, asdirected by health professionals.Each person is encouraged to participate in the home and community to thefullest extent possible. Families are welcome members of the “circle of support”that supports each person’s individualized plan. Adults are given ampleopportunities to engage in self-advocacy through Bancroft and outside groups.
  4. 4. High-quality support, unparalleled clinical expertiseBancroft’s residential staff provides expert support, customized to meet eachperson’s unique needs. We bring together experienced clinicians to helppeople reach their full potential, including specialists in: • Residential training and support • Applied behavior analysis (ABA) • Nurse case management • Psychiatry • Vocational training and employment • Behavioral planningThe clinical team – along with theperson and his or her preferred circleof support – creates a treatmentplan that targets specific goals forlearning and skill development.All support services are based onbest practices, including ABA, andeach person’s progress is trackedand measured. In addition, ourresidential staff works with theperson’s vocational/day staff toreinforce concepts at home and inthe workplace or day program.
  5. 5. Campus Living OptionsExtra support in appealing settingsFor people who require increased levels of support, Bancroft offers comfortable,attractive homes in campus settings. These programs take a comprehensiveand integrated approach, and focus on pragmatic, cognitive, physical andpsychosocial concerns, while managing the unique medical needs of eachperson. The objective is for all individuals to achieve the skills they need to moveto an integrated community setting.Residences offer 24-hour continuous staff supervision as well as a widerange of rehabilitation programs including opportunities for integrated social,recreational, and spiritual activities. In “addition, a full complement of day and When I first came to Bancroft,vocational programs is available. I couldn’t do a lot of thingsBancroft coordinates treatment to developperson-driven, customized assistance and for myself. Now I cook mytraining for self-sufficiency in: own meals and make a lot• Health management of my own decisions, with• Social and recreational activities• Vocational and supported employment minimal staff assistance. ” – Bonnie D., who initially lived on a Bancroft campus and now lives• Spiritual opportunities in the community• Personal care• Cooking and grocery shopping• Money management and budgeting• TransportationBancroft’s New Jersey campuses are located near Mullica Hill (spanning Gloucesterand Salem counties), and in Brick (Ocean County). Opened in 1973, The BancroftLakeside Campus at Mullica Hill is newly reconstructed with state-of-the-arthomes, a new vocational building, and a pedestrian-friendly outdoor environmentthat encourages socialization. The Bancroft Campus at Brick featurescomfortable townhomes and a spacious common room for shared events andactivities. It’s also short distance from the scenic Jersey Shore recreation area.
  6. 6. Community Employment and Day ProgramsEnriching lives through work, education and volunteerismAt Bancroft, experienced job coaches and employment specialists help peoplewith autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities develop thepractical skills necessary to become more independent and secure meaningfulwork, whether through jobs in the community, structured day programs or localvolunteer opportunities.We carefully assess each person’s abilitiesand interests – as part of his or hertreatment plan – to help identify themost appropriate vocational match for “ The people we’ve hired get an opportunity to work in real-world situations and ”the person’s talents. they have thrived.Bancroft partners with a wide range – Pat Hawco,of employers in the community – from Service Operations Manager,supermarkets to hotels, clothing stores to Acme Markets – Voorhees (N.J.)childcare centers, warehouse operatorsto law firms – to provide jobs andtraining for the adults we support.In addition, we operateour own small businesses– under the umbrellaBancroft Enterprises –to provide training andwork opportunities. Thesebusinesses sell an array ofproducts and services to thepublic in a supervised setting.For instance, we operateBancroft Office SupportServices (BOSS), a nonprofitprinting and copying businessthat employs about 20 adultssupported by Bancroft.For those not yet ready foremployment, Bancroft’sstructured day programsfacilitate independence through functional, meaningful and therapeuticlearning activities, which emphasize community involvement and inclusion.For those who progress beyond our day programs, but who need further skillsbefore attaining jobs in the community, our Transitional Employment Programsbridge the gap.Whether a person with disabilities works, volunteers, or takes part in ourstructured day programs, these opportunities are critical in boosting their self-esteem and creating a sense of accomplishment. Bancroft has helped hundredsof people identify and participate in such worthwhile activities.
  7. 7. In-Home and Respite ServicesIndependence with a helping handFor many people with disabilities, engaged, independent living requires somelevel of support – whether through daily assistance or occasional guidance.Our in-home program – called Bancroft at Home – answers the need forquality care that integrates a social component. The program links people tofulfilling opportunities for interaction in their own home, their family’s home,and/or in the community through thefollowing services:• Behavioral support and education• nstruction in daily living skills, personal I care and money management• ocial skills programs S• ransportation and public- T transportation instruction• ssistance with medical appointments, A grocery shopping and errands• Home maintenance• xercise companionship and therapeu- E tic recreational activities• Mentoring• Family education and supports• In-home clinical assessments “ Bancroft at Home helps my son Scott with doctors’ appointments, social activities,As part of this flexible program, Ban- paying his bills – everythingcroft’s experienced staff works closelywith each family to establish specific he needs to live a good,goals tailored to the unique needs of independent life. With in-homethe person and family. supports, Scott is in control;Bancroft at Home also provides respite he has a sense of pride andservices: short-term support during,for instance, a guardian’s vacationor illness. And we offer regularly accomplishment. ” – Matt Dillon, father of Scottscheduled assistance, such as weeklygrocery-shopping trips, monthly out-ings, and periodic check-ins.
  8. 8. One-on-one guidance for interactive skills and friendshipsBuilding and maintaining friendshipsis an important life skill, but it can beparticularly challenging for people withintellectual disabilities. We provide one- “ Our focus is on building skills while creating relationships in the community. We strive toon-one coaching to help people cultivate increase people’s independence, ”appropriate friendships and beneficial health and overall connections. – Karen Reiss,Bancroft at Home can also pair dedicated Director of Bancroft at Homementors with people who are ready totake on a big life challenge – whether atrip, a college course, or a marathon. Like a life coach, the mentor guides andsupports the person each step of the way, to turn that dream into reality.In addition, our skilled therapists can conduct in-home assessments of anybehavioral difficulties as they emerge, rather than waiting to address themonce they become more problematic. This direct observation enables us tocreate a finely tuned treatment plan to address aggression, self-injury or otherchallenging behaviors.Designed for people who do not already participate in a residential program,Bancroft at Home can be funded privately or through public assistance.
  9. 9. Walker Center Parenting ProgramStrengthening essential parenting skillsParenting is a challenge for all moms and dads. But parents with autism andother intellectual or developmental disabilities often face unique obstacles tocaring for their children.Bancroft’s parenting program helps parents with such challenges build the skillsnecessary to successfully raise their children and keep their family together. Atthe same time, the program provides a full rangeof residential assistance and medical, educa-tional, psychological and employment supportservices, to ensure parents with disabilitiesachieve their full potential. In addition,this innovative program helps childrenunderstand and accept the reality oftheir family situation, so they toocan achieve fulfilling lives.The program is provided throughThe Walker Center at Bancroftin suburban Philadelphia.Providing supportive environments for living andlearning, work and playParenting-program participants live in either Bancroft-operated apartment in thecommunity, or in their own homes. They receive instruction and support fromour specially trained aides, who understand their full range of challenges.Our support services include: Instruction areas include:• elp finding a safe, comfortable H • Parenting skills place to live • Child development• Job coaching • Discipline strategies• Assistance with budgeting skills • First aid• Nutrition counseling • Child CPRBancroft also connects parents withvital community resources, includ-ing the Women, Infants and Children “ Our goal is to provide supports to parents with intellectual disabilities so they can live with(WIC) program, the Children’s Health their children in a safe, healthyInsurance Program (CHIP), and thePennsylvania Office of DevelopmentalPrograms (ODP). residential setting. ” – Virgia Lemon, Program Manager, Walker Center Parenting ProgramWe help parents register their childrenin early childhood education and day-care programs, navigate the educational system, and choose age-appropriatetoys and books for their children from Bancroft’s lending libraryOur staff schedules counseling, meetings and other supports at times that donot conflict with parents’ work schedules or day programs. We also encour-age participation by the parent’s extended family and friends in family-centeredactivities, whenever possible.The Walker Center at Bancroft is named for its founder, Mabel Stuart Walker.
  10. 10. Flicker Program for Older AdultsA unique residential and day programBancroft’s Flicker Program provides a superior quality of life for people ages50-plus with intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as autism andacquired brain injuries, in an attractive, safe and welcoming environment.Located in Voorhees, N.J., the program features six group homes surroundinga spacious central courtyard, and linked by a sunny indoor walkway. Amenitiesinclude an indoor swimming pool, therapy room, and a separate wing fordaytime activities.Celebrating wellness, recreation and socializationA top priority of the Flicker Program is the wellness of the seniors it supports.Nurse case managers closely monitor the health needs of each individualto ensure they receive the care they need, and our staff receives specializedtraining on serving the unique needs of an aging population. Additionally,occupational, physical and speechtherapies are conveniently providedon-site by a team of experiencedconsulting therapists.For seniors who are interestedin participating in social andrecreational activities, the FlickerProgram offers a variety of engagingthings to do, ranging from visitswith family and friends to specialguest performances by local artists,to a wide range of outings in thecommunity.An interdisciplinary team of experts develops annual goals for each senior in theFlicker Program to maximize mobility, emotional stability and overall quality ofdaily life. In keeping with the philosophy of lifelong learning, the acquisition ofnew skills is also encouraged to ensure each person is leading a fulfilling life.The Flicker Program is named for the late Judith Flicker, a longtime Bancroft supporter.
  11. 11. Bancroft Programs Brain Injury Special Education Rehabilitation Programs Programs and Services Neuropsychological Early Intervention Assessment Daycare Home Community Medically Fragile Cognitive Rehabilitation Preschool / Early Education Day Programs Elementary / Middle School Outpatient Therapies High School / Vocational Residential Rehabilitation Post-Secondary Preparation Veterans’ Services Transition Community College Severe Behavior Disorders Contracted Services for School Districts Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Services Children Adults Pediatric Residential Community Campus Living Continuum Employment Day Programs Lindens Behavioral In-Home Respite Services Stabilization Program Walker Center Parenting Program Flicker Program for Older Adults Our MissionBancroft’s mission is to ensure that every person is given opportunitiesfor lifelong learning and fulfillment. We do this by altering perceptions,and by supporting those with intellectual and developmental challengesand acquired brain injuries in achieving their life goals as valued andrespected members of our world.Founded by Margaret Bancroft in 1883, Bancroft is a leading nonprofitservice provider. For more information about Bancroft programs, please contact us. Call: 1-800-774-5516 TTY: (856) 428-2697 Email: Visit: www.bancroft.orgBancroft, a New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation, admits children and adults of anyrace, color, religion, national or ethnic origin to all programs, activities, rights andprivileges generally provided to people served by the organization.© 2012 Bancroft | All rights reserved