There are three components to LIFE’s transition services: (1) to facilitate the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services; (2) to provide assistance to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals may remain in the community; and (3) to facilitate the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities, who were eligible for individualized education programs under section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to postsecondary life.
Peer Supporters are people with disabilities who share similar experiences with others with disabilities. Trained peer supporters assist in bringing about change by sharing experiences in a broad array of situations. They do not, however, provide professional, medical, financial or legal advice.
In addition to Peer Support, we meet once a month either virtually or in-person just for the fun of it during Social Club Hour! Stay up-to-date with events and schedule on our Facebook page, newsletter or Calendar!
Information and Referral
Our goal is to be the southeast region’s disability resource center. We offer a wide range of information on issues of relevance to people with disabilities. Topics include Independent Living issues, disability rights, legislation on local, state and federal levels and services available from other organizations.
Independent Living Skills Training
Independent Living Skills Training involves teaching skills needed for an individual to become independent and to live and function more fully in their community. Past topics have included: rights and advocacy, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act, budget planning, nutrition, crime/fire prevention, recreation, assistive technology, personal assistant management, self-esteem, adjustment to disability, relationships, sexuality and wellness. We provide both group and individualized training.
Tools for Second LIFE
LIFE would like to invite you to visit our new assistive technology resource center. Tools for Second LIFE (TFSL) is a hands-on learning center for assessment, demonstration, education, information and assistance, and training of assistive technology available on the market today. Assistive Technology (AT) is any item or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life, including at school, at work, at home and in the community. TFSL offers individuals with disabilities an opportunity to try out different devices and tools before purchasing them. Give Denise Howard a call (912)-920-2414. She would love to show you around!
Circles of Support
We promote the formation of circles of support for people with disabilities. Circles of support are networks that form around individuals with disabilities and are made up of family members, friends, co-workers and professionals. Circles enable people with disabilities to reach dreams which cannot be achieved through traditional systems.
Individuals may apply for assistance obtaining a home modification or assistive technology. Consideration is given to applications for wheelchair ramps, bathroom modifications, CCTV’s or any modification or assistive technology that increases accessibility and independence.
*Grants for the Home Modification/AT program are received from the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Association, National Fair Housing Association, and the United Way of the Coastal Empire.
Our on-site resource library houses books, magazines, flyers and brochures on a wide range of disability issues such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act, disability rights and more.
Nursing Home Transition
The goal of this program is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to pursue community based living as a viable alternative to nursing home residency. We can assist those who wish to return to their own home, move in with family members or live independently.
Can ALL of your customers read your menu? Business card? Brochure? Alternative Formats for Everyone offers a variety of opportunities for businesses to provide their customers with materials in accessible formats such as braille, large print and audio. Compliance with ADA regulations is beneficial because access for everyone is the key to attracting new customers and retaining those you already serve. What’s more, compliance is surprisingly affordable, and greatly appreciated by your customers with visual impairments. No job is too large or too small. Contact us today for more information and a price quote. (912) 920-2414, (912) 257-4834 (Video Phone) or click here to send an email request.