The purpose of service delivery at the Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) is to provide assistance that will facilitate both individual and community options for independent living. Most DMC programs were developed as a result of requests from people with disabilities, who defined gaps in services to address needs in their lives.
Often, people with disabilities need support to achieve independence.
Whether help is required to find a job, learn to use assistive technology, or cope with adjusting to a disability, DMC offers an array of supportive services, which includes:
Cross-Disability Peer Support
The ability to manage one’s personal affairs is at the core of self-sufficiency.
The Dayle McIntosh Center provides specialized training to prepare individuals with disabilities to achieve daily tasks and direct their own lives. Instruction is available in these areas:Independent Living Skills Instruction
Orientation and Mobility
Life is characterized by change and moving from one phase to another can require multiple levels of assistance.
Dayle McIntosh Center staff helps to coordinate the elements that will lead to successful transition for the following two specific target groups:
Assistance to aid deaf persons to succeed in a hearing world has been a consistent part of the service delivery profile at DMC.
Services are designed to promote effective communication and integration within this population.Medical Emergency Interpreter Referral
Independent Living Services/Advocacy for the Deaf
The Dayle McIntosh Center is committed to being a reliable resource on disability topics and issues for professionals and the public at large in Orange County.
Our team engages with the community through a variety of methods: