Programs for persons with developmental disabilities

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Ranch Ehrlo Society supports persons with developmental disabilities by providing residential, educational, and vocational programs to people with multiple, complex developmental needs. Care and support are focused on person-centered and strength-based services.

Our programs are designed to provide individualized treatment based on principles of social integration and normalization and provide residents with an opportunity to develop skills to live more independently in their community.

Participants have access to a multi-disciplinary team of clinical consultants, who hold backgrounds in speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, psychiatric nursing, and psychology.  Target areas include oral motor skills, functional language development, social-emotional abilities, sensory processing ability, and daily living skills.

Our participants develop vocational and educational skills through various programs at the agency.


Residential programs

Supportive Living Program (SLP)
The focus in these programs is to provide long-term residential support services and to develop individualized treatment plans. This program structure is a combination of six-bed, four-bed group living, two-bed group living, and single-bed supported independent living.

Supportive Independent Living program (SILP)
SILP is a long-term residential program that provides developmental activities and supportive services to clients who have the abilities and/or potential to live independently in their community. People living in this program are generally employable or continuing their educational pursuits. This program structure is a combination of four-bed group living, two-bed group living, and single-bed supported independent living.

Group Home Program
This program is designed to assist clients with complex developmental needs. The highly structured program is divided into two parts: high-intensity group homes and low-intensity group homes. The group home programs are based on a 24-hour model of treatment and supervision.