Intellectual Disabilities

Agape Care helps individuals with intellectual disabilities maximize their independence, reach individual goals and expand their roles in their communities. Through personalized one-on-one programs, our clients develop and expand their skills to improve independent living, while exploring their interests and enhancing their connections to their community.

Based in each clients home, our programs are a great alternative to traditional facility-based programs or adult training facilities, allowing greater flexibility in exploring the community and reaching personal goals.

Our personalized, one-on-one programs emphasize skill development and participation in a variety of areas including:

  • Meal Planning & Preparation
  • Household Maintenance
  • Money Management & Budgeting
  • Social Interaction & Planned Activities*
  • Community Projects, Associations & Groups*

Social and leisure activities are designed to enhance quality of life, develop a sense of connection to others.

Working directly with each individuals Support Coordinator, our staff will develop an individual support plan (ISP) that incorporates a series of goals and targeted skills. Each client works one on one with a member of our staff, receiving individualized attention, delivered with patience, care and compassion.

These services are provided through the PA PFDS and Consolidated Waivers for individuals living with an Intellectual Disability. Support must be acquired with the assistance of the Lancaster County BHDS Office.

Intellectual Disability Program
Lancaster County Government Center
Intellectual Disability Program Suite 515
150 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: (717) 399-7355
Fax: (717) 209-3064
http://www.humanservices.co.lancaster.pa.us/ID_home.asp?nav=ID

Intellectual disability is a diagnosis which means that an individual has delayed or impaired intellectual development.

  1. Criteria for the diagnosis is:  an IQ of 70 or lower based on a standardized intelligence test administered by a licensed psychologist;
  2. deficits in two or more areas of adaptive functioning; and
  3. confirmation of the diagnosis by a licensed psychologist.