Our goal is to help each adult grow as a person in the areas of life skills, social skills, personal development and vocation. Based on his or her individual abilities and interests, we help our adults move towards independence, become productive members of the community, and live life to the fullest.
Our multi-tiered system of supports allows us to meet each adult where they are, and help them get ready for what lies ahead for them as part of the larger community. The supports we provide are flexible and responsive. As each adult gains independence, the level of supports we provide adapts to his or her changing needs.
Work readiness – “hard” skills AND “soft” skills.
Self-Direction and Self-Advocacy – speaking up for yourself.
Skills to promote wellness and self-care.
Increased empathy, compassion and understanding.
A host of practical life skills for self-management.
Independence360 is an approved vendor for the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and for the NJ Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). We are Medicaid approved as a part of DDD’s Supports Program.
From time to time we’ll be featuring some of the stories behind program activities we offer our participants.
Ben and Ursala at Metro Fitness in Union, NJ, worked with one of our staff members, and when they learned about Independence360 and our work, they suggested starting a Crossfit program with our adults. They provided modified cross-fit training, and worked with our adults to build fitness skills, level by level. Ultimately, four of our clients independently joined regular crossfit classes, to continue working on their fitness skills!
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