Options for Community Living United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston

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Contact Information

United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston
Contact: Laura McDonald, Director of Individual Supports
Email Address: ucpboston@ucpboston.org
Phone: 617-926-5480

71 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Options for Community Living

Narrative

The Options for Community Living Program is a community-based supported living model of services implemented to meet the needs of individuals with developmental/physical disabilities, including acquired brain injury. Individuals receive supports while residing in accessible apartments in eastern Massachusetts communities. The service model resembles that of independent living programs with additional supports to address skill areas which an individual cannot presently manage independently.

Assistance provided is designed to enable each person to achieve maximum functional skill levels in areas such as personal care attendant management, transportation, finances, health management, household management, community access, self-advocacy, self-care and social/recreation. To prevent case management from becoming a vehicle of dependency, staff intervention is limited to the lowest degree of assistance necessary to enable a person to pursue independent living goals. The case manager’s tasks are purposely geared toward enabling a person to implement his/her initiatives and offering technical assistance to supplement skills affected by an individual’s disability-related impairments.

Program Type

  • Case Management
  • Independent Living

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS