WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Joint Base Charleston School Age Program

Paula B. Matthews, School Age Program Coordinator

Preparing for our after school accreditation was an awesome and very valuable learning experience for the Child and Youth Professionals at Charleston Air Force Base. Becoming familiar with and understanding the After School standards was a breeze because of the training webinars and the great customer service we received from all of the COA staff. Thank you for supporting our military families.
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Purpose

Children, youth, and adults who participate in Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities achieve full integration and inclusion in the mainstream, make choices, exert control over their lives, and fully participate in, and contribute to, their communities.

PA-DDS 7: Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is available to help persons served make full use of the agency’s services and live independently in the community.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • A description of services
    • Procedures for helping individuals access assistive technology
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Individuals served
    • Review case records

  • PA-DDS 7.01

    The agency provides assistive technology, or helps the individual access resources, as needed, and the individual is:

    1. involved in the selection of specific technologies;
    2. afforded the opportunity to try the device prior to purchase or assignment; and
    3. trained on the use of specific assistive devices being provided.

  • PA-DDS 7.02

    The agency works with community resources to help the individual and family:

    1. purchase or gain access to assistive technology, auxiliary aids, and other assistive devices; and
    2. make necessary physical adaptations to the person’s home.
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