Jay Nolan Community Services

Family Support Services

Community Facilitator, Alternate Family, and Independent Living Services (ILS)
Jay Nolan Community Services

Family Support Services

Family Support Services are designed to meet each family where they are in their life journey with a family member with a developmental disability.

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. To this end, JNCS Family Support Services provides an array of individualized and customized support services to assist persons of any age living in their family home to realize their hopes and desires and to ensure that the family remains together.

We are currently offering three programs to fit individual needs: Community Facilitator, Alternate Family, and Independent Living Services (ILS).

Jay Nolan Community Services

Community Facilitator Program 

Community Facilitator Program provides the 1:1 supports that a family may require due to having a family member who regularly demonstrates significant challenges within the context of the family and community. It is available to support individuals to participate in inclusive settings such as the gym, Scouts, music, and other personal interests. An appropriate support plan is developed which includes specific objectives that the family wants to see worked on or activities that the family wants to see the individual participate in.

JNCS believes that the key to supporting those individuals is through developing relationships, trust, respect dignity, and self-determination. It is critical to listen carefully and closely to what the individual says through words (spoken, written, facilitated, or otherwise expressed) or actions. All of these are at the heart of positive support technology and methodology.

The Community Facilitator program does not use behavior modification, Lovaas discrete trials, punishment, coercion, token economy, etc. The Program relies on the intrinsic value of developing and having relationships with others and of learning effective means of communication beyond basic wants and needs.

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We are currently offering three programs to fit individual needs: Community Facilitator, Alternate Family, and Independent Living Services (ILS).

Alternate Family Program

Sometimes, despite all efforts, it is best for a child not to remain with his/her family. Still, we know that a caring family environment is by far the best alternative. That is why JNCS is a licensed Foster Family Agency. Our program is used as an alternative to segregated, institutional placement for children with developmental disabilities, including those who are medically fragile. Through this service, children with special needs receive the support and attention required to help them thrive in the community.

Independent Living Services

Please visit our Independent Living Services (ILS) page for more information.