Community Inclusion helps a person to gain the skills needed to live in the community.
This service includes things that will help a person improve his or her activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs are things usually done at home, such as bathing, dressing, eating, doing housework, managing money, and cooking.
This service also includes teaching and improving skills that will help him or her to be active in their community. These are things like socializing, getting to know the neighborhood where he or she lives, or participating in community activities such as hobbies, shopping or attending an event.
The types of community inclusion activities a participant will do depend on his or her Individual Support Plan (ISP). The activities will be the ones that are needed to help a participant reach a certain goal written into the ISP. Community Inclusion can take place in a person’s home or in community locations such as libraries or stores.
An example of community inclusion is teaching a person with disabilities to use public transportation to get to and from work.