Community Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities is a tax-exempt political subdivision enabled by the citizens of Lincoln County to provide and/or contract for services for individuals with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. Currently, we serve approximately 300 clients and employ 90 individuals.
Supporting people with developmental disabilities to live healthy productive lives in the way they choose.
- To include people with disabilities into the community
- To employ and develop quality staff
- To educate the public about available services and to educate the public about individuals who have developmental disabilities
- To develop an array of services and a variety of funding sources
Exceeding The Standard
- All of our staff meet and/or exceed the standards set forth by our contracting state agencies and complete a three month/equivalent training orientation period and on-going training throughout their employment.
- All direct support staff maintain current certifications in CPR, First Aid, training in Abuse & Neglect prevention, working with difficult behaviors, HIPAA (confidentiality) and Emergency Preparedness.
- All direct support staff are required to complete a Positive Behavior Support curriculum.
- Staff are offered the opportunity to complete courses through College of Direct Support and College of Employment Services (an on-line curriculum for direct support/employment professionals).
- All staff who administer medications are certified in Level I Medication Administration.
- Assisted an individual transition out of Residential Services to Community Skills services increasing his independence.
- Services are developed and actively supervised by Professional Managers (PM), who have a Bachelor’s Degree and have worked at least one year with individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Our Employment Specialists are Certified Employment Training Specialists.