New Heights (formerly Cerebral Palsy Center of Northeast Florida), driven by its mission “to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities and their families, and empower their independence through lifelong growth and quality services”, provides educational, employment, and therapeutic programming to individuals with disabilities in the five-county area of Northeast Florida: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St Johns. They have been in business for over 60 years and serve individuals with all types of disabilities including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism, developmental delays, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and others.
The programs of New Heights are designed to meet the special needs of each individual and family serviced, with a common goal: to enable people with disabilities to reach their greatest potential and achieve productive lives as fully participating members of their family and community. There are numerous services currently offered including various infant and toddler therapies, respite care, supported living, supported employment, adult developmental training and in-home personal support.
The adult developmental training programs provides training to adults to increase their skills in grooming and self-care, basic knowledge, job readiness, motor skills, and daily living. The goal is to increase their independence and self-sufficiency to the greatest extent possible.
Supported living coaches provide training and assistance in a variety of activities to participants in their own homes including the acquisition, retention, or improvement of a variety of skills necessary to enable participants to reside on their own. Supported employment coaches provide training to support participants in sustaining paid employment at or above minimum wage.
The Deercreek Women’s Alliance has generously donated funds for a number of years, and are used to provide gifts to the adults who attend the annual holiday party.
- Holiday Party: Dec 14th - Need Food Servers and dessert donations
- Winter Special Olympic Events in early 2019 – Need folks to go and support the athletes.
- Look for more details to be sent out via emails from Michelle Abner
Posted on Tue, November 27, 2018
by Catrine Fredrikson