ISL is characterized by creativity, flexibility, responsiveness and diversity. ISL enables people with disabilities to be fully integrated in communities. ISL services provide individualized supports, delivered in a personalized manner, to individuals who live in homes of their choice. Individuals receiving ISL supports may choose with whom and where they live, and the type of community activities in which they wish to be involved.
This service provides assistance and necessary support to achieve personal outcomes that enhance an individual’s ability to live in and participate in their community. ISL services and supports are individually planned and budgeted for each person served. Services are designed to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining and improving the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community- based settings. ISL services may also include assistance with ADL’s and assistance with IADL’s, depending upon the needs of the individual. Bethel works with each unique individual and the planning to determine their capabilities and creates a plan to build on or improve them. Each individual or individuals advocate is educated and aware of their rights. Bethel strives to maintain a natural environment so that each individual learns the skills needed for independence. The residence (house or apartment) is a private dwelling, not a licensed facility and must be owned or leased by at least one of the individuals residing in the home and/or by someone designated by one of those individuals such as a family member or legal guardian.