In addition to our core services, PCADD provides a variety of additional services designed to carry out our mission in enabling persons with developmental disabilities to succeed.
Sometimes families who are caring for their adult son or daughter need a break or have an emergency when they cannot provide that care. In that case, New Era Home can occasionally provide anywhere from just a few hours of respite care to multi-day, extended respite care with trained staff. If New Era Home is not able to meet the needs of the individual, PCADD will try to secure respite care elsewhere. If respite care is something your adult son or daughter needs, please ask your Service Coordinator about this service.
PCADD sponsors the local chapter of People First, an organization run by and for area persons with developmental disabilities. People First members learn how to make informed decisions, how to have greater control over their lives, how to make connections within the community, and their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
PCADD provides training throughout the year to persons served in the Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility program, known as Project STIR. This program spans multiple weeks and provides in-depth training to persons with developmental disabilities on their rights and responsibilities as citizens.