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About After School and School Breaks Program

  • Treatment Modality: We provide individualized programming for each child at a 1:1 or 4:1 ratio. We have a daily schedule that we follow to ensure that everyone has a wide variety of curriculum. Some of our daily tasks include: social circle time, exercise, arts/crafts, academic skills, hygiene skills, vocational skills, safety programming, and more. We also enjoy going into the community to work on some of our individualized goals in real world situations. We are here to focus on the needs of your loved one and to help improve their lives daily. All individuals referred for services through MDS, Inc. receive a full assessment designed to evaluate the needs and strengths of the individual. Recommendations are reviewed by the individual and his/her interdisciplinary team. Objectives are developed based on the needs outlined and the priorities designated. Areas of skill development may include any or all of the following:

    • Educational Goals

    • Exercise Goals

    • Fine/Gross Motor skills

    • Social Skills

    • Safety Skills

    • Self-help Skills

    • Leisure skills

  • Populations served: Children's after school and break programs generally serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The age restriction for the children's program is 22 years and younger.

  • Setting for Services: MDS’s children’s after school and break programs are facility-based at the Brownsburg office and in the community.

  • Hours of Service: Services are available Monday – Friday, 9:00am- 6:00pm during school break programs and 3:00pm- 6:00pm, Monday to Friday when school is in session.

  • Frequency of Services: Frequency of services is determined by the individual and their team. It is based on the individual's needs, goals and budget. It is recommended, for consistency and progress, that client’s receive services 2-3 days per week.

  • Payer sources: Children services are typically funded through the Medicaid Waiver; however private pay options are also available.

  • Fees: The service rates are based on the funding source and the individual's supervision/service needs. Private pay rates are also available.

  • Referral Sources: Most referrals come through word of mouth, current clients and families, and case managers. The Medicaid Waiver utilizes a "pick list" which identifies providers within a geographic area.

  • Credentialing of Staff: All staff are required to pass a criminal background check as well as a driving record check. All staff are CPR/First Aid certified and have been trained in Handle with Care.

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