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Community Integration Program Admissions FAQ

Have a question about our programs for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities? Check out our FAQs below, and if you don’t see the answer you were looking for, let us know! If you’re interested in adult day program admissions, contact us now, or fill out our application for services!

Frequently Asked Questions About Community Integration Program Admissions:

Below are our most frequently asked questions about our CI program admissions.

Q: What is the age range of individuals who receive your services?
A: Age 18+

Q: Do you offer residential services?
A: No, please contact your regional center service coordinator

Q: Does Bridging Community Resources provide medical day services?
A: No.

Q: Do you have a nurse on-site?
A: No, all of our staff are trained in CPR and First Aid.

Q: Does Bridging Community Resources offer 1:1 support services in the CI programs?
A: Through the admissions process, each individual will be assessed regarding their level of support needed and whether BCR can provide this support.

Q: Does BCR offer transportation services?
A: We strive to achieve the least costly, most integrated, and most appropriate means of transportation for each individual, prioritizing the use of public transportation or natural supports as appropriate for the individual’s needs and abilities. We have a fleet of vehicles that are also utilized to provide transportation to and from the centers as needed.

Q: Do you provide adult day services for seniors with a cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s or dementia?
A: While some of the individuals we serve are considered Senior Citizens, we do not provide specialized services for seniors who have a cognitive decline. Additionally, we only provide services for those who would qualify for support through the Regional Center.

Q: What is the process of admissions, and how long does it generally take?
A: There are several steps in the admissions process, including touring the site(s), meeting with the director, submitting an application, and background documentation. After these initial steps, our team will review the applicant within two weeks of receiving the application. The Interdisciplinary Team will review and contact the applicant or their appointee with additional questions or a determination. Once accepted, the Admissions team will work in conjunction with Service Coordination and the individual’s team members in requesting the appropriate funding through the regional center. From the initial inquiry to the actual start of services, the process generally takes a minimum of 1 month but can take several months longer depending on a variety of factors.

Q: What information does Bridging Community Resources need throughout the admissions process?
A: An application is needed to initiate the admissions process. In addition, we require a Psychological Evaluation, Individual Education Plan or Individual Plan, Medication Information, Behavioral Data, and any other relevant medical or historical documentation. Following acceptance, additional information will be requested from BCR before the individual is able to start.

Q: How do I get funding for services?
A: The large majority of those that receive Bridging Community Resources services are funded through their respective regional center. Additional funding sources may be available after services are started. Please contact your regional center service coordinator.

Q: What does the typical day look like for the consumer?
A: The day can look like any of the following, depending on that week’s schedule. The mornings consist of stretching exercises and preparing for community activities ranging from library outings, volunteer sites, museum outings, an outing to the local mall, and bowling activities. Consumers will either be transported by the company vehicle, public transportation, or walking. Consumers will be informed/ instructed about the various routes to get to the desired location. Consumers will be taught community safety/awareness by staff, recognizing traffic signs engaging in appropriate behavior, and following safety protocols when in the community. Consumers will then have lunch either in the community or back at the center. Consumers then will transition into lesson plans that can consist of anywhere from journaling, reading exercises, money management lesson plans, ASL lesson, etc. Consumers will unwind and end their day with physical activity, including yoga, dancing, mediation, stretching, exercise