Rayim provides many kinds of direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities, and to their families.
These are some of the direct support services we offer:
Supporting individuals and their families begins with matching them with a Medicaid Service Coordinator. Your Service Coordinator will be your advocate and work with you to review and address your needs, explore every available option for addressing new challenges as they arise, and make sure that you’re receiving the most support possible.
Service Coordinators help individuals and their families receive a wide range of services, from scheduling Medicaid transportation to finding suitable camp placement to arranging funds to cover unusual expenses. Medicaid service coordination is the key to all other services for individuals with a disability.
Our community habilitation services help individuals with disabilities develop the skills they need to integrate into society, gain greater independence, and fulfill their potential. Through a daily support and training program that provides one-on-one coaching by a staff member of your choice, individuals learn Activities of Daily Living skills.
Each individual’s program is based on regular reviews of their strengths and weaknesses to identify the areas where support is most needed. Rayim's community habilitation coaches work with individuals, their families, and their Service Coordinators to ensure that each individual continues to hone the skills that improve their lives every day, and to set new goals.
This full daily program is designed for adults and individuals who have graduated from school. It provides both skill training and recreational activities. We put a strong emphasis on teaching individuals skills that advance their independence and level of responsibility, and prepare them to hold a job on their own. Higher-functioning participants can attend a daily lecture on the weekly Parsha by a staff member who is a well-known rabbinical scholar.
Rayim staff will babysit in your home or take the individual out for several hours, whenever needed.
Participants arrive after school each day (by school-provided transportation) and enjoy snacks, good company, and a few hours of indoor and outdoor recreational activities before being driven home by Rayim staff.
Families can always rely on our devoted staff during vacation days. We offer a full-day respite program for Sundays, legal holidays, and school breaks. Participants enjoy hot lunches, snacks, and an engaging program of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, and are driven home by Rayim staff members each day.
Rayim is available to assist parents from the moment they receive a diagnosis of a developmental disorder or realize that their baby is not reaching common developmental milestones as expected. We assign a highly skilled caseworker to each family that contacts us about a child under the age of three.
Caseworkers guide families through the process of obtaining a county evaluation for service eligibility, then assists eligible families in obtaining therapeutic and other services that can improve a child’s prospects. Rayim's caseworkers monitor therapies to ensure that the highest quality services are being provided and recommend new service providers as needed.