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Jay Nolan Community Services Final Report On Education, Empowerment, and Employment for Success Grant

In 2012, Jay Nolan Community Services in partnership with Easter Seals was awarded a grant by the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The recently completed grant, called Education, Empowerment and Employment for Success, was designed to explore what it will take for young adults with developmental disabilities (ages 17-30) to have the same opportunities for their adult lives as others without disabilities. The two year grant was implemented by Jay Nolan Community Services in the Los Angeles area and by Easter Seals in the San Diego area. The opportunities Jay Nolan Community Services has assisted to young people to
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Healthy Workplace Relationships Focus of Mandt System Training At Jay Nolan Community Services

Jay Nolan Community Services introduces Healthier Family Relationships Training. Building Healthier Family Relationships Training is based on the Mandt System. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 For 40 years Jay Nolan Community Service (JNCS) has provided a myriad of support services, and thousands of opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible. Over the decades, the look of that support has changed, but the mission has remained the same. Treat people with dignity and respect, listen to their choices, and it’s much easier to develop healthy relationships where all people
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CARF Accreditation Awarded to Jay Nolan Community Services

Jay Nolan Community Services plans to implement a customized Strategic Planning Process for supported employment services in order to maintain CARF accreditation for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 Jay Nolan Community Services received a three year accreditation for their Employment Programs from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities CARF (CARF). This certification allows Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) to continue providing and improving their supported employment services through the California Department of Rehabilitation. The CARF International group of companies currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at
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Jay Nolan Celebrates 40 Years

Jay Nolan Community Services Celebrating 40 Years: Working to Provide Individualized Support Jay Nolan Community Services is proud to announce having served the community since 1975. For the past 40 years, Jay Nolan Community Services has made many positive changes in order to better serve those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2015 Over the past 40 years, Jay Nolan Community Services has been a leader in meeting the needs of people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Lloyd Nolan, actor in Hollywood for over four decades, was one of
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Nick’s Success Story

One look at the smile on Nick Anderson’s face and you get a sense of just how fun loving and personable this young man is. Whether he is talking about his businesses—he has two—his love of the outdoors, his affinity for animals or his obsession with pizza, Nick is a delight. He is also an adult living with autism. Nick’s journey with Jay Nolan Community Services began at age 11 when he began attending JNCS Saturday Program. It was there that he learned about riding public transportation, interacting with community members, and trying new and different things. Later as a
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Miguel’s Success Story

Enthusiastic, creative, funny, loyal, playful and adventurous are just a few words to describe Miguel Acosta. When we first met Miguel he was in his second year of Junior High School. Miguel had been categorized as a challenging individual who required a 1 on 1 at all times due to the various challenges he exhibited. Miguel’s family, with the assistance from the East Los Angeles Regional Center requested support from Jay Nolan Community Services’ (Family Support) Community Facilitator Program in hopes of assisting and supporting Miguel at home and in the community. Miguel’s family wanted to expose him to new
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Rob’s Success Story

Rob Townsend was born in Long Beach California. He grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes with his 3 brothers. Rob has a close relationship with his family and sees them often. Rob came to Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) almost 30 years ago. He started out living in our group homes and then into his own apartment when JNCS closed the group homes. Currently, Rob lives in a lovely two story apartment in Van Nuys, California. There he shares his home with a JNCS employee/roommate. Rob has lived with the same roommate for the last 10 years and the two
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John’s Success Story

I knock on the door of a single story duplex in Van Nuys, California, and I am greeted by a tall handsome man in his 30’s wearing a track suit. He welcomes me in and apologizes for his appearance. He is perspiring and seems slightly winded. As I walk into his house I notice a sharp looking treadmill in the corner of his living room. He points it out and says, “Gotta keep the weight off, you know, for the ladies!” and laughs. This is the story of a journey to manhood. This is John’s story. John was born in
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Martin’s Success Story

Known by his close friends as the “Dancing King” or “The Boss,” Martin has been with JNCS for over 17 years. Martin moved to a new apartment in Northridge seven years ago with the help of his staff- or in his words, the “Dream Team”. The best part of living with his roommate Antonio, he says, is that he has his own space and the freedom to do what he likes. Martin is smart and very independent as he navigates the public transportation system daily for most of his transportation needs like getting to work on time. He also has
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Barbara’s Success Stories

One of the most notable success stories from the San Jose branch is Barbara. Barbara has been with us for over 10 years. With assistance from Jay Nolan's staff, through time she has made many personal changes in her life that have allowed her to take a more proactive role in enhancing her day to day routines and ultimately improving her health and well being. Barbara was born 42 years ago and together with her 2 brothers and 2 sisters lived the first part of her life in San Jose Ca. Tragically, during her high school years, her mother passed
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Ilene’s Success Story

Having been a member of Ilene’s circle of support for over 11 years and she has not only touched my life, but the lives of all those she encounters. I have always been able to see the love she has for everyone around her. When we first met, she came running from another room, landed on the couch next to me, and grabbed my hand. I was instantly overwhelmed by her love and warmth toward others. It took no time for us to become comfortable with each other. She played the piano for me, and shared the adventures and stories
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