PSI provides services to adults who have both significant limitations in adaptive functioning and either a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
The PSI provides an individualized and personalized approach to meeting the needs of eligible adults by coordinating existing community supports to help people to maintain or increase their independence. PSI augments, rather than replaces, existing support. Where necessary, PSI may provide funding for supports such as supported living, respite, employment support, skill development, homemaker services, and development of support networks.
An Adaptive Functioning Assessment is done as part of your eligibility requirements. This helps to determine the type of support you receive from PSI. It will also establish how many hours of support you will receive each week. The purpose of PSI is to support you in your goal to maintain or increase your independence.
Some areas in which support is available are:
Home and personal care management
Health and safety
Following schedules and routines
Self image and self esteem
Making up your own mind
Following rules, obeying the law
Protecting yourself from being taken advantage of
Planning and organization
Your support worker will help you to develop your daily living skills. With their support, you will learn ways to use your strengths to overcome your challenges.