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4 SKILLS OUR HABILITATION SERVICES PROMOTE

Habilitation is a service that promotes the development needed for daily living. From increased self-confidence to more independence, residential habilitation can be life-changing for both the individual and their family.

Advanced Developmental Disabilities Services Inc. (ADDS) is an agency dedicated to providing comprehensive habilitation services to individuals with special needs in Arizona. Our team of professionals is committed to empowering individuals with special needs — aged three and older — to achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. With our professional guidance, discover the benefits of habilitation, and contact us today to learn more about our services.

SELF-ADVOCACY

Self-advocacy is the ability to communicate one’s needs, preferences, and opinions effectively. This skill is especially important for individuals with special needs who may face unique challenges and barriers in accessing services, resources, and opportunities. At ADDS, we believe every individual has the right to advocate for themselves and actively participate in their own life.

Our in-home habilitation services promote self-advocacy by providing opportunities for individuals to develop their communication skills, learn about their rights and responsibilities, and practice asserting themselves in different situations. We also encourage individuals to identify their strengths and interests and use them to advocate for themselves and pursue their goals.

DAILY LIVING SKILLS

Daily living skills are the practical tools necessary for independent living, such as cooking, cleaning, managing money, and personal hygiene. For individuals with special needs, these skills may require additional support and instruction to develop.

At ADDS, we focus on teaching and reinforcing daily living skills in a safe and supportive environment. We use a person-centered approach that considers each individual’s unique needs, abilities, and goals. We also collaborate with families and providers to ensure individuals have the support they need to practice and generalize their skills in different settings.

SOCIAL SKILLS

Social skills, such as communication, empathy, and cooperation, are necessary for communicating with others on a daily basis. Social skills are integral to building relationships, reducing isolation, and participating in the community. No matter who you are, social skills are essential for promoting a sense of belonging, self-worth, and overall well-being.

Our services focus on teaching and reinforcing social skills through one-on-one interaction with our expert staff. We use evidence-based practices, such as social stories and role-playing, to help individuals develop and practice social skills in a structured and supportive environment. We also work with families and providers to reinforce social skills at home and in the community.

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PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING

Problem-solving and decision-making are the cognitive skills necessary for identifying and solving problems, making informed decisions, and adapting to new situations. For individuals with special needs, these skills can be especially important for navigating complex situations and achieving their goals. Problem-solving and decision-making are essential for promoting autonomy, self-efficacy, and resilience.

Habilitation therapy utilizes a variety of situations, such as conflict resolution, goal setting, and problem-solving tasks, to reinforce problem-solving. We use a collaborative approach that encourages individuals to identify their own goals and solutions, and we provide support and guidance as needed. We also help individuals develop strategies for coping with challenges and adapting to change.

Advanced Developmental Disabilities Services Inc. is committed to promoting key skill development that is essential for independence and success for individuals with special needs. Our highly qualified and compassionate staff use evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach to ensure that each individual receives the support and guidance they need to achieve their full potential.

We are proud to serve the Arizona community and look forward to continuing to empower individuals with special needs and their families to lead fulfilling lives. Contact us today and find out how we can help empower your child or loved one.

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