Adult Protective Services of Bruce and Grey Counties
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The program serves individuals with a developmental handicap, aged 18 or over, who require assistance in moving towards independence. Support may be provided to individuals approaching their 18th birthday, should the client's needs involve planning for services which become available at age 18. The primary focus of service is on clients who live on their own in a community without significant social supports or who are entering into such a setting. Clients are encouraged to assume responsibility for their own lives through the establishment of realistic and attainable goals. Appropriate clients are those individuals, aged 18 and over, with a primary presenting problem relating to their developmental handicap and who require assistance in moving towards independence.
The APSW serves clients primarily by finding services, preferably generic (case management role), and by advocating on behalf of their clients as well as on behalf of developmentally handicapped adults in general.
APSW SUPPORT TO THE DEVELOPMENTALLY HANDICAPPED MAY INCLUDE:
SERVICE OF THE APSW IS TERMINATED WHEN: