Skills of Central Pennsylvania information provided by: Blair County Human Services Office

Behavior Support Services supports children and adults whose challenging behaviors and/or mental health issues prevents them in acquiring or improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to participate fully in community life. The service includes assessment, outcome development, program monitoring, data analysis of outcomes and training for staff families, and consumers. As a member of the individual’s team, the Behavior Support Specialist assists team members with monitoring other supportive services such as medical, psychiatric, and individual therapies.


The Supported Living Program is a home and community support service committed to supporting adults with disabilities by helping each to achieve their full potential. With the person we explore new opportunities in all areas of personal and community life. Assistance is provided in daily living skills, budgeting,shopping, medical appointments, banking, and other activities within the home and community.


Skills also provides safety, protection, and support services in a community home for children in county custody. The program’s goal is to reunify the child with his or her family when both are ready. The supportive environment in the home provides security and permanency that promotes child and family well-being. The reunification process includes program supports such as family education, counseling and structured daily living activities for the children.


Adult Training Services provides training for adults 18 years of age or older with developmental needs who require assistance to meet personal needs and perform basic daily activities. This program is designed to address every individual’s needs so that he or she may experience personal enrichment. We strive to create a sense of empowerment that allows individuals to make choices and achieve their desired lifestyle. Pre-Vocational training and adult daily living skills are taught in preparation for potential employment. Community activities are available in recreation, leisure, and volunteerism. Activities are designed to promote independence and enhance one’s daily life. Other areas of training include Communication Skills, Cultural/Ecological Awareness, Self-Advocacy, Social Skills, Leisure/Physical Fitness/Recreation, Nutrition/Health, Volunteerism, Community Participation, and Senior Services. In addition, a program for seniors has been incorporated to allow older individuals alternative program choices for more leisure/recreation activities. Other areas of training include Communication Skills, Cultural/Ecological Awareness, Self- Advocacy, Social Skills, Leisure/Physical Fitness/Recreation, Nutrition/Health, Volunteerism, Community Participation, and Senior Services.

Record last updated: Jan 17 2013 12:36PM
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