Participant getting a visit from his grandmother at his home

GAC Services encourages family involvement.

Global Adult Care Services (GAC Services) provides community group living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These homes are in traditional neighborhoods and can be single homes, townhomes or apartments. GAC Services only provides 2 person homes, allowing staff to emphasize personal growth and independence ensuring each participant receives ongoing individualized care and support. Staff assist individuals living in these homes with personal care, ADLs (activities of daily living), community integration and social skill development. Each home is staffed 24 hours a day with compassionate, vigorously trained professional staff that assist with medication administration, doctor appointments, meal preparation, transportation, shopping, budgeting and obtaining personal goals.

GAC Services is an agency established in 2012 to care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded by Lannette Lateef, GAC Services continues to expand and provide care for individuals with IDD. Most of the residents are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities coupled with medical complications and some have behavioral management needs. GAC Services is known for its quality personalized community residential environments and therapeutic programs for persons with IDD. GAC Services currently serves Allegheny county and the participant must have Consolidated Waiver.

For more information on how to obtain a consolidated waiver contact ODP (Office of Developmental Programs) for more infomation.

Mission Statement

Global Adult Care Service is an agency committed to the premise that people with IDD are best cared for in their own communities.

Vision Statement

Global Adult Care Service envisions the day when people with disabilities fully participate in their communities.

Statement of Purpose

Provide direct service of high quality to people with IDD. Provide advice, referral, and assistance in service decisions, to people with intellectual disabilities and family members. Global Adult Care Services will develop program models and demonstration programs and work cooperatively with other agencies toward the development of a system of presence with a focus on an “everyday life”. A system that is accessible and affordable to people with intellectual disabilities.

Goals

Encourage self-determination, empowerment and growth in regard to personal outcome measures. Provide support to people in regard to personal outcome measures. Identify barriers that interfere with the realization of personal wants, needs, and dreams. Develop strategies to maintain and expand relationships with other Office of Intellectual Disabilities support providers. Provide services to assist overcoming any identifying barriers. Provide education and experiences aimed toward independence while trying to decrease in the reliance on others in all facets of life.

Objective

Support and encourage people to express their personal goals. Continue to provide education and training to staff, ensuring a good foundation for implementing personal outcome measures. Provide families with opportunities to gather information and to discuss personal decision-making. Promote a coordinated system that is responsive to the needs and desires of people to overcome barriers. Explore expansion activities that will provide individualized lifestyle support; meaningful to our clients.

Vision Policy

It is the policy of GAC Services that all staff, volunteers, managing partners and board members adhere to the company’s mission and vision statements. GAC Services support and encourage people to express their personal goals while promoting a coordinated system that is responsive to the needs and desires of each individual client.
Global Adult Care Services is an agency committed to the premise that people with intellectual disabilities are best cared for in their own communities while envisioning and moving towards the day when people with disabilities fully participate in their communities. Listed below are the activities GAC Services shall adhere to as a provider through the Office of Developmental Programs.

Participant on his birthday at his homeGAC Services will provide the following to Individuals with intellectual and other disabilities:
• Direct services of high quality and practicing standards
• Advise, refer and assist in service decisions to participants and family members.
• Develop program models and demonstrations that help in the progression of intellectual disabilities services
• Work cooperatively with other agencies toward the development of a system of presence for each individual client
• A system that is accessible and affordable
• Activities that provide individualized lifestyle support, meaningful to the participant and help to remove any barriers that impede their personal goals

It is the goal of GAC Services to provide education and experiences aimed toward independence while trying to decrease the reliance on others in all facets of life.