Community Integrated Services (CIS) community-based day programs are rooted in our belief that full community involvement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities benefits everyone. CIS offers a wide range of community based support options, from providing a few hours of help in a person’s own home, to an intensive program with around-the-clock clinical and nursing services. Regardless of the level of need, all of the individuals we work with are encouraged and supported to become active and valued members of their community. To aid in that effort, we have developed program opportunities to fit the specific goals and aspirations of each individual, while working towards independence, health and wellness, and an enriching life by:
Our day service options include in-home, on location at a workplace, and in the community depending on the specific wants and needs of each individual. These services are flexible and can be tailored to varying lifestyles, schedules, and preferences.
Direct Support Professionals work with individuals on a one-to-one ratio in order to provide the highest level of support, encouragement, and assistance possible.
Community based service supports and enables people to be contributing independent members of their community, to determine safe and healthy life choices, and to establish meaningful relationships with peers, family and friends. Certified annually by the New Hampshire Bureau of Developmental Services, Community Based Services provides community-based day and employment services for adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries.
From competitive employment, to the arts, life-skills, cooking class, Job coaching, volunteering, and more, our support offers individuals in everything they do and helps facilitate their success.
Path to success:
This program offers opportunities for individuals who live independently in the community, but need minimal/occasional supports to maintain their independence.
Regardless of the level of need, all of the individuals we work with are encouraged and supported to become active and valued members of their community. To aid in that effort, CIS staff in all program models provide ongoing training and support for:
Safety is always at the forefront for both the individual and the community.
Community Integrated Services offers a residential or shift-staffed 24/7 model of support providing professional, trained staff and individualized supports within community-based homes. These small two-person (unlicensed) or three-four person (licensed) homes can be designed to meet a wide range of person-centered needs from teaching independent living skills to providing medically intensive levels of care and support.
Through person-centered plans, individuals are encouraged to express and exert the fullest range of choice possible in their daily lives, and in doing so, are able to develop a genuine sense of self-determination. This autonomy is not to be confused with isolation. To promote an expanding circle of natural supports, the Agency offers a sense of community and belonging for every person receiving care allowing them to live with dignity, safety, and hope.
Community Integrated Services offers in-home care and support to persons with developmental disabilities of all ages who are living with family or on their own, in communities where they have established a sense of permanency. Our services extend care into existing environments and contexts offering assistance within a reassuring context. With an emphasis on autonomy and self-determination, person-centered care is flexible, intended to work with and around the changing demands and schedules of the supported individual, and their personal circumstances. As such, supported individuals are invited to participate in the interview, selection, and evaluation of their supports and staff.
On occasion, persons can find themselves displaced from their home, or temporarily in need of additional supports to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them. Without judging the circumstances leading to this critical predicament, Community Integrated Services offers short-term care and support for persons in crisis with nowhere else to turn. During this period of emergency respite, the Agency offers the capacity to perform intensive functional, behavioral, psychological and nursing assessments to assist those teams requiring suitable after-care alternatives. Community Integrated Services provides respite and crisis services within existing home-environments, these opportunities are limited based upon availability and the consent of the person (and guardian/case manager) already living and receiving supports in the home.
Our nursing staff are active members of the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) and hold National Developmental Disabilities certifications. Our nurses provide the following valuable services within our company:
Community Integrated Services is dedicated to a high level of quality in our services and relationships.
Internal compliance with state regulations and company policies in monitored directly by the operations team. This allows for thorough oversight of all aspects of quality by those team members who are most involved in service.
The quality of our relationships with State Agencies, Area Agencies, and other Vendor Agencies is directly related to the success of our services and the progress of the individuals involved.
CIS believes that successful services start at the ground level with paperwork tracking, proper documentation, and close attention to detail.
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” - Henry Ford