Specialized Consultative Services/Positive Outcome Planning (POP)
Everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive individually and within their community. However, when not provided with the right skills and support, individuals are not set up for a prosperous present or future. With the FIRSTwnc’s Positive Outcome Planning (POP) service, family members and support staff who care for individuals with developmental disabilities are provided with the appropriate tools to achieve success.
With personalized behavioral outcome plans and well-designed interventions, people with developmental disabilities, who require long-term intervention, have their unique needs met. The FIRSTwnc’s Positive Outcome Planning (POP) service exists to provide training and technical assistance to the families and support staff who care for them. Our licensed mental health professionals, BCBAs, Occupational, Recreational, Autism, Speech, and Nutritional Therapists consider the whole person in their approach to increasing independence while decreasing hurdles.
A dedicated core team is assigned to each person and collaborates with DSS and school systems to formulate integrated approaches based on a spectrum of assessments. This results in a complete picture of the person and informs the best strategy for their positive behavior plan. The focus on personalized interventions is crucial to each person's achievement as no two people or situations are alike.
Once the customized plan is formulated, executed, and deemed successful, the specialists train families and staff to implement and maintain it. Providing consistency ensures a life that will include design strategies and interventions to support a more satisfying life for everyone.
OUR TEAM INCLUDES
- Licensed Mental Health Clinicians
- Behavior Specialists– ABA
- Licensed Recreation Specialists
- Licensed Nutrition Specialists
- Licensed Occupational Therapists
- Licensed Physical Therapists
- Licensed Speech Therapists
A Positive Behavior Plan is a common use of the service but they do not usually meet the needs of the person who you are hoping to support. FIRSTwnc believes in a WHOLE person approach which does not mean that a behavior plan fixes a behavior. First, the reason for the behavior needs to be addressed and only then can a plan be created. Next the plan needs to be followed and data collected to actually improve outcomes. To learn more about this services see our FIRSTwnc Positive Outcome Planning (POP) service factsheet.
This service is covered by Innovations Waiver with Partners Behavioral Health and Vaya Health as Specialized Consultative Services. FIRSTwnc does offer this service as private pay. Please complete a referral and we can discuss all the options.