Jay Nolan Community Services

Adaptive Skills

Promoting Independence and Community Integration
Jay Nolan Community Services

Adaptive Skills Training

The Adaptive Skills Training services at Jay Nolan Community Services are designed to empower neurodiverse children and adults to enhance their independence and quality of life. This service focuses on equipping individuals with the necessary skills to navigate daily tasks, promote self-sufficiency, and foster greater community integration.

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How does Adaptive Skills Training Work?

Adaptive Skills Training offers personalized one-on-one support tailored to families with a neurodiverse member facing significant challenges within both family and community contexts. This service aims to facilitate the individual’s participation in inclusive environments such as school, recreational activities, and personal interests.

We work together with the individual and their family to develop a customized support plan focusing on the person’s desired goals and objectives. JNCS believes that the key to offering support is through developing relationships, trust, respect, dignity, and self-determination.

Our Services Include:

  • Community Integration: Navigating public transportation, accessing community resources, and participating in recreational activities.
  • Self Help Skills: Increasing independence with personal care such as maintaining personal hygiene and activities of daily living.
  • Social & life skills training: Building and maintaining relationships, effective communication, and social etiquette.
  • Functional Academics: Assistance with time management, organization and other skills for academic success.
  • Domestics skills training: Including personal hygiene, meal preparation, household chores, and money management.

Languages Supported:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Armenian
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Other (contact us)

Locations Offered:

  • Los Angeles County
  • Kern County
  • Monterey County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • San Jose, CA
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Services Offered by JNCS
Training Department

Our organizational training department at Jay Nolan Community Services has a threefold mission. First, to provide training to new employees so that they are equipped with the information and skills they need to be successful on the job. Second, to provide ongoing training and skill set that aid in the professional development and retention of incumbent staff. And third, to develop and create events and opportunities for community outreach through our educational programs and advocacy involvement.

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The Self-Determination Program is a program maintained by the Department of Developmental Services which allows individuals (or their parents or legal representatives) the freedom to choose the support services and the provider that meet the needs of their personal-centered plan. All participants are responsible for staying within their annual budget.

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Employment Services

Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is dedicated to supporting everyone’s goals of gainful and meaningful employment. The menu of Employment Services is designed to meet people where they are in their journeys.

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Uniquely Abled Academy

Starting in 2018, Jay Nolan Community Services has collaborated with the innovative Uniquely Abled Project (UAP), which shifts the paradigm of thinking from “disabled” to “uniquely abled.” JNCS and College of the Canyons (COC) work together to identify and train individuals to participate in the CNC training program through the Economic Development Division at COC through the Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA).

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Family Support Services

We know that healthy family relationships are the foundation to realizing a great life! That is why at Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), we believe in keeping children with autism and other developmental disabilities with their own family whenever possible.

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Independent Living

The Independent Living Services (ILS) program at Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is designed to actively teach adults that are currently living in or will be moving out into their own homes, or need to become more independent while living in the family home. Direct instruction may include daily living activities such as maintaining a house and going to medical appointments.

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Supported Living (SLS)

People with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities have the right to access assistance and supports to live a valued life in the community.

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San Jose Services

Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) offers Supported Living Services (SLS) to people living in Santa Clara County through our San Jose office.

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Deaf Plus Individuals

Sign Language Interpreting and Language Accommodation

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Jay Nolan Camp

Inclusive Camp For Kids With & Without disabilities

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