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2. Program Objectives

The fundamental objective of the APSW program is to support ADULTS with a developmental disability who are living ON THEIR OWN to live as independently, safely and securely as possible in the community.

APSWs interact directly with the adult who has a developmental disability to help them access and maintain services and supports including GENERIC SERVICES AND SUPPORTS available to any member of the community. The APSW helps by supporting the individual to learn ways of managing their life in the community.

The underlying intent of the program is for the APSW to work directly alongside individuals who have a developmental disability to develop a trusting, respectful working relationship with them in order to understand the person’s strengths, areas for development and goals. This partnership should encourage active participation and self-determination on the part of the person who has a developmental disability in setting and working towards their goals.