The programming that our individuals participate in while at Compass Development is developed based on their personal needs, strengths, interests, desires and goals. All programming is developed through the collaborative efforts of the individual, guardian, care managers and Compass Development.  Programming is implemented 24 hours a day in a consistent manner.

We derive the programming from our Individual Support Plans (ISP) which is a detailed assessment of the individual’s participation levels, success rates, abilities, history, patterns of behaviors, medications, medicals contacts and all plans of action.

Some of the areas that we address are mentioned below:

  • Hygiene and personal appearance
  • Health
  • Meal prep and Cooking/Baking
  • Physical Activity
  • Medication management
  • Ownership of action
  • Social skills enhancement
  • Vocational Skills
  • Behavioral management/intervention
  • More independent thinking
  • Leisure or Recreational skills development
  • Empowerment
  • Art and Crafts
  • Social and Emotional support
  • Community involvement
  • Living skills development
  • Budgeting/ Money management/Banking
  • Promote family involvement
  • Housekeeping and Yard work involvement

Cognitive Reinstatement (more for our brain injured individuals)

  1. Long term, short term and working memory
  2. Word association
  3. Problem-solving
  4. Orientation
  5. Self-awareness skills

Community Involvement

Compass Development realizes the importance of community involvement for a teaching tool for both the individual and community and allows the individuals to have enriched and qualitative experiences. We promote daily opportunities to access the community along with staff support. Living in the community means that the individuals should feel connected and involved with their surrounding community, not isolated.

Our residents will participate in quality community access just as everyone else does. Common community involvement for our individuals includes:

  • Shopping
  • Movies
  • Museums
  • Swimming
  • Exercise
  • Walks
  • Concerts
  • Parties
  • Sporting
  • Events
  • Banking
  • Bowling
  • Pool
  • Darts
  • Zoo/Parks
  • Social Functions

Rights Protected by the Constitution of the United States

  • The right to voice your opinions and to debate issues of interest
  • The right to retain personal possessions
  • The right to come and go freely to shop or visit friends
  • The right to be treated with respect and dignity
  • The right to remain as independent as possible
  • The right to participate in activities of your choice
  • The right to choose the home where you live

We often take for granted these simple rights given to us by our forefathers and the Bill of Rights. These rights are not forgotten by individuals with disabilities because they are the ones most often deprived of them. Compass Development believes that all rights are equally important. It is our responsibility to advocate for these rights as well as educate the community along with educating individuals with disabilities what their rights are. This is why it is important to involve our individuals in daily community access. Where barriers exist, Compass Development provides services, supports and community involvement to make for a positive difference. The more our community and society understand individuals with disabilities, the less likely barriers will exist.