R.I.T.E.S., Utah provides a wide variety of habilitative services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and other obstacles to independence. In addition, we help their families, concerned members in the community, and others who have joined the person's team in a supportive role. We support and assist individuals to develop skills which will raise their levels of independence. Our goal is to create opportunities. We want individuals to succeed at a worthwhile job, live on ones own, meet and interact with people, and live happy, fulfilled lives.
We also teach families and people throughout the community how to guide and help the individual. When we are asked how to help person become more independent, we reply with comprehensive, concrete solutions. RITES provides services in the home, workplace, and throughout the community. Here is a list of some of the programs available.
SUPPORTED LIVING AND RESIDENTIAL
Teach and assist in developing and enhancing daily living skills. Training includes: hygiene, cleaning, laundry, transportation, shopping, budgeting, money management, time management, organization, cooking, nutrition, health and fitness, safety, communication, and social/networking skills. Skills are developed through training, role-play, modeling, community activities, and classes.
Teach and assist clients in developing and enhancing skills which will prepare them for future employment. Training includes: hygiene, transportation, budgeting, money management, time management, organization, concentration, communication, interviewing, preparing a resume, transportation, nutrition, physical fitness, safety, and social/networking skills. Skills are developed through volunteer work, training, role-play, modeling, audio-video aids, arts, community activities and classes.
Teach and assist clients in developing and enhancing skills to find and maintain employment. Training includes: specific job duties, skill improvement and training, hygiene, transportation, budgeting, money management, time management, organization, communication, concentration, comprehension, memory adaptations or improvement, interviewing, preparing a resume, transportation, nutrition, physical fitness, safety, employee advocacy, and social/networking skills. Skills are developed through on the job training, role-play, modeling, and classes.
Provide support to persons with disabilities and their families. RITES respite service provides relief for families both in and out of the home. Social, relationship, networking, and relaxation skills are worked on.
RITES provides services and training to families of clients with disabilities to help support and assist the person in learning skills needed to fain independence and enhance relationships within the family. Services are provided to the client in learning independence. In addition, families receive support and education in effectively supporting independence and specialized needs. Educational resources are made available to families.
Provides services to support clients in developing social networks, natural supports, resources, and problem solving in emergency situations through community activities and classes.
CHILDREN'S SERVICES / RPS
Provides support to families while children are out of school. This service is provided during the summer months as well as periodically throughout the year when school is not in session. Services are also provided as an after school program while parents are working. Skills are developed and maintained through role-play, modeling, audio-visual aids, physical activities, community access, and trainings.