Family Alternatives for Children with Developmental Disabilities (FACDD)

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Foster children with developmental disabilities need a special home in which to live and thrive. AFS provides therapeutic family based living for adults and children with developmental disabilities.

FACDD Intensive Support Includes
  • Individualized case management: A treatment plan is implemented within 30 days of admissions. 24/7 emergency case management response is available.
  • Behavioral support: Professional consultants develop plans for addressing specific behaviors, and/or developmental issues.
  • Person-centered planning: Person-centered planning develops a “toolbox” of resources, enabling disabled individuals to choose their own pathways to success.
  • Respite care: Foster families may utilize an approved respite provider to temporarily provide care to the foster child.
  • Skills Trainers for Children: One-to-one skills trainers work directly with the child in the home and community to improve skill deficits, often participating in recreational activities and practicing social, educational and vocational skills.
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The Centers for Disease Control describes developmental disabilities as a diverse group of severe chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments such as problems with language, mobility, learning, self-help and independent living.

Alternative Family Services’ FACDD program specializes in working with foster children and youth that commonly have the following developmental disabilities:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Nervous System Disabilities
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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