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).

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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).

Independent Living Services

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

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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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Self-Determination

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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