Jay Nolan Community Services

Supported Living Services (SLS)

Helping People Live in a Home of Their Own
Jay Nolan Community Services

Supported Living Services (SLS)

Supported Living Services (SLS) Jay Nolan Community Services are designed to empower neurodiverse adults to live in a home of their own. Support is specific to each individual’s needs, interests, and desires. Supported Living Services are offered for as long and as often as needed, with the flexibility required to meet a persons’ changing needs over time.

Supported Living Services at Jay Nolan have helped Dan live in a home of his own successfully for over twenty years.

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How does Supported Living work?

We collaborate closely with the person receiving services and their loved ones to create a support plan customized to their specific needs. This determines what support is needed for the individual to live in their own home successfully. This looks different for everyone! This might require 24-hour support, a live-in roommate, or staff that come for regular visits during the day, or a combination.

Ultimately, support is provided in whatever intensity, duration and frequency required.

The Five Principles Of SLS

  • A Home of One’s Own
  • Choice and Self-directed
  • Relationships
  • Community Membership
  • Flexible, Tailored Supports
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Our Circle of Support Model

Everyone receiving services from JNCS works with a Circle of Support comprised of the person being supported, family, friends, associates, allies, and other community members the individual chooses. The circle of support meets every four to six weeks depending on the person’s choice.

Decisions made by the individual as well as the circle members include deciding which support staff to hire or terminate, what individualized day-to-day support is appropriate for the individual, what back-up and emergency support is needed, and many others. This model maintains the individual’s control over their life.

Locations Offered:

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Fernando Valley, CA
  • Santa Clarita, CA
  • Antelope Valley, CA
  • San Jose, CA

Languages Supported:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Other (Contact Us to learn more)
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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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