Community Integration Program (day services) focuses on life-enhancing activities, active learning, and community involvement. The program keeps individuals engaged in activities, volunteering in the community, learning daily living skills, and teaching responsibility.
The program serves 55 clients. The clients volunteer over 800 hours a month for Meals on Wheels, Helping Hands Humane Society, Let’s Help, Topeka Rescue Mission, and many more.
- engage in a variety of activities
- choose learning experiences
- volunteer in the community
- learn nutrition
- learn daily living skills
- learn responsibility
Services are designed to promote learning, growth, and independence and reflect individual interests. All aspects of life are valued and we look at all of the above plus relationships, exercise, and personal interest knowing good emotional and physical health makes the lives of our clients better.
We are always looking for ways to offer more opportunities for our clients to gain independence. With new technology and numerous resources, we build new and motivating experiences every day. The CIP area has an accessible computer lab, a full kitchen to learn cooking skills, and a job coaching program that is a reflection of the individuals who choose to enroll in our Community Integration Program.
CIP is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
SLI Retirement Program
The SLI Retirement Program recognizes individuals with disability rights and capacity to view their progression through life as resulting in a retirement stage. This program honors that life stage and provides activities, engagement, a level of reduced environmental stimulus, in a setting specifically designed and supported for this purpose. SLI has spent time researching these areas and has remodeled, designed, and equipped a setting to address these particular needs.
This setting allows for individual areas focused on particular retirement-related components that are identified by the person served themselves. These will include a relaxation room, game/puzzle room, crafts, media/internet access as examples. The setting is in a non-high stimulus area of the community with access to outside recreation and relaxation areas. Activities that involve community engagement will also focus on the retirement approach and will be low-key and not extensively physically engaging or taxing, while still supporting the person served access and independence in the community.
For further information contact:
Vice President of Community Integration Programs