Jacob is a 40-year-old with autism. He can take care of his physical needs independently, but requires guidance with navigating social situations. He hopes to find a job in the technology industry, but lacks the personal skills he needs to interview well. Daymark Living would provide Jacob with classes to help him build his resume and teach him how to be successful in an interview.
Brian is a 47-year-old with Down syndrome. He volunteered at the local thrift store until recently, when he moved in with his older brother’s family after the death of their parents. Now that he isn’t working, he feels lonely during the day and doesn’t like to exercise. His brother wants him to find a nurturing environment where he will be encouraged to grow and develop. Daymark Living would provide this, helping him to exercise daily as part of his Individual Personal Plan (IPP), explore vocational skills and be surrounded by a group of friends with similar interests.
Sarah is a 25-year-old with a chromasomal abnormality. She lives at home but really wants to be independent. Sarah works each afternoon at an after-school program and takes public transportation to and from work. She has difficulty swallowing but can take care of her daily living skills with occasional reminders to spend a little more time brushing her teeth and hair. Daymark Living would provide an environment to help Sarah focus on independence so that someday she can achieve her goal of living on her own.
Suzanne is a 36-year-old with an undiagnosed developmental disorder. Her parents recently passed away, and she has recently moved in with her sister and her family in a new town. Her sister loves her and takes wonderful care of her, but she realizes that living at home for 36 years has not allowed Suzanne to explore her interests and increase her independence. She wants Suzanne to spread her wings and continue to grow. At Daymark Living, she would have the opportunity to try new activities, explore job opportunities and have a social life outside of her family.
Amy is a 53-year-old with Turner’s syndrome. She has lived in her own apartment for 10 years, but is very social and is seeking friendship. She has worked at the post office for eight years, but wants to work in a hospital or doctor’s office. She can cook and take care of her adaptive skills, but she wants to live around other people and not feel isolated. Daymark Living would provide her with the social environment she desires and the classes she needs to improve her interview skills and find a more rewarding job.
Patrick is a 60-year-old with Asperger’s. He has worked in a pharmacy distribution center for 20 years and loves his job. He lives in an apartment on his own, but as he ages, he would like to live in a community where he can be around peers and have someone to help oversee his medications. Daymark Living would provide a more social environment, as well as a nursing staff to distribute medication and deal with any minor medical issues.