Agency with Choice allows people with disabilities and/or their representatives to select their own support service worker(s). This handpicked service worker will be an employee of The Arc of Chester County for payroll, tax, and worker’s compensation purposes but will be under the direct control and day-to-day supervision of the people with disabilities and/or their representatives. This program also offers people with disabilities the ability to:
- Choose and control the services they receive
- Directly recruit or select personal support service worker(s)
- Determine how and when services will be provided
- Receive assistance and training on an as-needed basis from The Arc of Chester County to manage service worker(s)
The Arc’s Agency with Choice Program is based on the philosophy of self-determination and empowers people with disabilities to enhance the quality of their lives. Providing individuals with the opportunity for choice and control over their services and supports acknowledges that they are the best judges of their own needs and how those needs should be met.
The Arc’s Agency with Choice Program is currently available to individuals with a waiver through the Office of Developmental Programs in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties and to individuals who wish to pay privately. Please call our Agency with Choice Program Director, Kari Burdeau, at 610-696-8090 ext. 241 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
***Volunteers wanted! Reliable volunteers with valid driver’s licenses are needed to provide transportation to individuals with disabilities in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Generous mileage reimbursement is provided. Please contact Kari Burdeau at email@example.com to learn more.***
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