Playing to the strengths
Like the rest of MidState Arc, our behavioral services team are advocates for individuals. We know that every person with IDD has unique strengths that can let them shine: our job is to help identify and nurture these strengths. We call this our strength-based lens. We use it to help individuals and those around them see what they can offer the world. This strength-based lens also helps individuals identify and overcome behavior that might interfere with the development of their potential and goals.
Working with the whole person
Behavioral supports are woven throughout all other MidState Arc services. Our behavioral support staff is in contact with families and organizations where individuals volunteer or work, in order to get feedback and make firsthand observations. This allows us to see individuals in context, putting us into position to remove obstacles limiting their full development.
Our behavioral supports include coaching staff on how best to enable a particular individual. It may involve helping families see just how capable their loved one really is. When needed, we offer individual therapy to help a person identify and cope with challenge behavior, freeing them to develop their strengths and achieve their goals.