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.
Assistance available through the center is grouped into five major categories: Support Services, Skills Training, Transition Assistance, Services for the Deaf, and Community Services.
Often, people with disabilities need support to achieve independence.
Whether help is need to learn to use assistive technology, find a caregiver, or cope with adjusting to a disability, DMC offers an array of supportive services, which includes:
- Advocacy (Individual and System)
- Personal Assistant Services
- Information and Referral
- Cross-Disability Peer Support
- Assistive Technology
- Housing Assistance
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:
- Aging with Vision Loss
- Mobility Management (bus) Training
- 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:
- Individuals Relocating from Institutions to Community Living
- Youth Transitioning from Public School to Young Adult Life
Services for the Deaf
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.
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: