Information and Referral: ARCIL can help answer our questions about support services, government benefits, adaptive equipment, accessibility and other topics related to disabilities. ARCIL staff will assist you in answering your important questions or refer you to another agency for help.
Advocacy: Whenever you run into barriers because of your disability, whether it be inaccessibility or discrimination, ARCIL is ready to assist you in your efforts to resolve these issues.
Skills Training: If you or someone you know need help learning skills to become more independent, a knowledgeable staff member can provide assistance in your home to acquire those skills. Such skills could include budgeting, preparing meals, shopping, using public transportation or finding employment.
Peer Support: An ARCIL peer helper is a person with a disability who is living independently and is able to share their experiences and offer their support to others. They work one on one with individuals, helping them make adjustments to live with their disability, learn problem solving skills, explore options and use community services more effectively.
Medicaid Waivers: ARCIL staff enroll and provide supports coordination services to consumers on the Medicaid Home and Community Bases Waiver Programs. Programs such as the Independence, OBRA, Attendant Care and Act 150 Waivers help prevent nursing facility admissions or help people return to the community from nursing facilities by providing necessary home supports such as daily living services or home modifications.