We work hard to promote independence, personal accountability and growth for the clients we serve in our Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (DD). Each client has an Individual Program Plan (IPP) or an Individual Services Plan (ISP). The IPP/ISP is the blueprint for helping each client to attain their personal development goals and addressing their assessed needs. Throughout an individual’s stay at Alvis, the treatment team is constantly reviewing assessments and other data in order to make appropriate, timely adjustments to an IPP or ISP.
Our employees are highly skilled professionals who have vast experience and a passion for serving this unique population. They are experts in delivering behavioral and clinical services, and they work with support agencies to achieve maximum positive impact for the clients they serve.
Wittwer Hall is our Intermediate Care Facility for adult males who have been diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability, have significant behavioral challenges, and need specialized treatment services.
Services are delivered according to the needs of each client, and may include the following: crisis counseling, medical monitoring, developing peer relationships, vocational training, EQUIP, social skills and adult daily living skills.
Wittwer Hall was the first of its kind in the U.S. when it was established in 1981. Today, our 18-to-24-month intensive program is designed to help clients become more independent within the community.
Alvis has a unique reputation within Ohio for providing individualized behavioral support services and substance abuse treatment services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Where other agencies have failed, we are able to achieve success with even the most challenging clients.
This success is due, in no small part, to our well-trained, dedicated staff. These professionals have a true passion for what they do.
Vocational/Job Readiness Skills Training
For our clients who are interested and able to work, Alvis provides opportunities for employment that support independence and growth. Depending on each client's skills and abilities, clients may begin by learning about the work environment and the process of obtaining employment.
Alvis will provide employment experience opportunities to enhance skills, such as increasing both fine and gross motor skills through community service or volunteer work, as well as simulated work experiences. Clients may also learn to use assistive devices and may work with a job coach to support their success in the work place.
This program allows clients to stay in their own homes, with assistance from our staff. Support and programming are delivered depending on each person's needs, so clients can develop and improve independent living skills.
Supported living is a true community, working together to achieve common goals. Our clients can live together to share expenses, as they work to establish their stable living sites.
We are always looking to expand the range of services we provide, so those in need have an opportunity to become independent members of their communities.