Center for Community Inclusion
for ages 16 +
The Center for Community Inclusion CCI supports young adults in a centralized community setting. The focus at CCI is acquiring and/or generalizing the necessary life skills to be as independent as possible, while being an active member of our community. CCI addresses communication and social skills through the following domains: applied life skills, prevocational/vocational skills, domestic skills, leisure skills, self-help skills, safety skills and community skills. Specific areas of self-help, such as hygiene, are a focus to ensure privacy and safety for every client as they transition into adulthood. Group and independent working and learning are a major emphasis in this program therefore participants need to have adaptive behavior skills which can be addressed in the natural environment with less intrusive support services.
This program also offers a unique and vital opportunity forto young adults: job skills training. Our organization has partnership job site opportunities with well-known companies such as Memorial Hermann, HEB, and Walgreens. This is a fantastic opportunity for young adults to gain on the job experience and learn transferable skills in a mainstream, community setting.
Our entire program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a research-based treatment proven to be most effective for individuals on the autism spectrum. CCI provides one Board Certified Behavior Analyst for every 6-10 cases and provides individualized treatment plans for every client. Data collection and analysis are an integral part of every client’s treatment plan to ensure that the treatment we are providing is working and to help us make adjustments as needed. We have programs with different levels of support to ensure placement is the least restrictive setting possible for each client.
All clients have the use of an iPad and we offer individualized parent, sibling and caregiver training so that continuity of care and generalization of skills can be achieved. Parent participation is a program requirement and is vital to your child’s success.
The funding source (private insurance, school district) will sometimes dictate the skills of focus or the setting that are approved for reimbursement. We will work with both the parents and funding source to determine the best treatment options with the client’s needs being of utmost priority.
Including Kids, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color or ethnic or national origin in the administration of its policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or any other programs which it administers.