When people have more severe disabilities that make it hard to communicate, move around or understand things, they may need the Community Alternatives Program (CAP). This is a Medicaid program designed to help individuals function as independently as possible with their disability. Staff works one-on-one or in small groups to provide attention and assistance as each participant works on goals. The person receiving the service has a Person Centered Plan that is “Person Centered” and developed with input from the individual, case manager, family, guardian, and staff at Person Industries that help determine what goals the individual will work towards while attending Person Industries.
In the CAP program individuals work on prevocational skills such as attention span, motor skills, attendance, and task completion. Staff will help the person learn how to express feelings effectively, how to be safe in the community, how to exercise, how to work with a computer, etc. CAP services take place at PI and in the community. Each person in the program will have a case manager who will help coordinate services that may not be offered at Person Industries.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- I/DD diagnosis resulting in substantial limitations in several major life areas but not so severely impaired as to need daytime skilled nursing care
- At least 18 years old and not currently enrolled in high school
- Funding through NC Innovations Waiver
- Residency in Person County, although residents of other counties may be served when space allows
- Legal resident of US