ASSOCIATION FOR INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT

Empowering individuals for a better tomorrow since 1961

aka AID   |   Aurora, IL   |  www.aidcares.org

Mission

Since 1961, The Association for Individual Development (AID) has served individuals with developmental, intellectual, physical and/or mental health challenges, those who have suffered a trauma and those at risk. Vital, life-enriching services that promote the highest level of independence and community immersion include: autism programs; permanent supportive housing; in-home support; developmental and vocational training; job placement and on-the-job coaching services; crisis intervention; victims services; mental health treatment; behavioral intervention; health and wellness; community education; and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1963

CEO & President

Lore Baker

Main address

309 New Indian Trail Court

Aurora, IL 60506 USA

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EIN

36-2472748

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Alcohol and Other Drug Case Management

Substance Abuse services for people who struggle with problems caused by drugs and/or alcohol. Specialized treatment is provided for people with both a mental illness and a substance abuse problem.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

Case Management:
Assistance with obtaining Medicaid, Social Security and other benefits
Linkage and referral to other community services

Health Services:
Registered nurses provide medication management, medication training, medication monitoring, injection administration, ongoing promotion of wellness, collaboration with physians/doctors, on call nursing services and general health needs assessments.

Registered dietitian nutritionists are available for "Medical Nutrition Therapy" services.

These services include individual nutrition counseling, group education and support for meal planning and meal preparation.

Individual and Group Counseling:
Managing the symptoms of a mental illness
Couples Therapy
Family and Parenting Issues
Trauma
Managing Emotions
Anxiety
Child and Adolescent Counseling for those with private insurance or Medicaid

Individual Supported Employment:
An evidence-based practice that is the most effective way to help individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges enter or return to the workforce.

The primary focus of the program is to help individuals obtain, maintain and retain competitive employment within the community; positions sought are challenging, meaningful and meet the preferences of the individual. On-the-job training, support and advocacy by AID Employment Specialists is offered to each individual for as long as desired.

Personal Micro-Business Support:
Customized guidance and support offered to any individual currently receiving AID services interested in developing his/her own business. Individuals who wish to capitalize on their talents and abilities to create unique products will work with Employment Specialists to launch personal enterprises.

Individuals will collaborate with other small business owners, receive entrepreneurial training and guidance with money/tax/benefits management.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation:
Groups to help people develop skills they need for daily living and for recovering from a mental illness. Examples of groups include:
Stress Management
Weight Loss and Health Living
Caring for your Emotional Self
Job Skills
Living in the Community
Social Skills

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

Behavioral Health Outpatient Children’s program provides a variety of services for children (ages 5-17) and families in order to support and facilitate recovery for mental illness, trauma, disruptive behavior disorders, family relationship problems, and school issues.

Services include individual therapy, family therapy, parenting education and skill building, group therapy, consultation to schools and other agencies, psychiatric services, and psychological testing.

The goal of counseling services are to increase self-expression and effective communication, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and to improve coping skills thus allowing the child to improve functioning at home and in school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with psychosocial disabilities

The purpose of this program is to help people with a mental illness live more independently in the community. People live in their own apartments with 24 hour staff support. Services include:
Individual and Group Counseling
Case Management
Help with Medications
Assistance in the Community
Skill building - such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry
Crisis Resolution
Healthy Living

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

This program is the next step in community independence. People live on their own and receive staff support at least once a week in their home. Services are the same as those in Supervised Living but are not as intensive.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

This program offers in-home support to children with developmental disabilities in order to prevent the child from being placed into more restrictive care. The program is unique in that all services are individually customized to meet the needs of each child and his or her family.

Eligibility: The program serves children under the age of 18 with developmental disabilities who live at home and are at risk of being residentially placed. Families must live in Kane or Kendall counties. Services are available regardless of financial ability.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Client & Family support is responsible for the admissions of all clients entering services in need of programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The services offered include: assessment of need, support, advocacy and referral to appropriate AID services, linkage to other community services including entitlements, and assistance to promote independence in the community in the areas of daily living skills, social skills, budgeting, medication management accessing public transportation and scheduling medical appointments.

The criteria for services include:
Individuals with disabilities needing services
At least 18 years of age (exception: School Transition Program)
Residing in our service area
Meet admission criteria of the specific program

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with disabilities

Employment Specialists assist and provide support for clients with disabilities in developing positive relationships with community employers.

Through Employment Services we provide career planning, job development, job seeking skills, assistance with resume writing, application processes and interviewing skills.

During this past year, we placed 80 individuals in community employment.

Supported Employment: Designed to assist individuals with most significant disabilities to obtain and retain competitive employment in an integrated setting with effective ongoing support services. This program assures that all individuals are paid at least a minimum wage for their work.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with psychosocial disabilities

Walk-in or face-to-face crisis services to help people in distress.
Services Include:
Assessment
Counseling
Referral and linkage to community services

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

Structured Therapeutic Adult Recreation Services (STARS) is a Community Day Services program collaboration between AID and Fox Valley Special Recreation Association. STARS (Structured Therapeutic Adult Recreation Services) focuses on active community integration, volunteer work and fitness activities for participants. Supporting almost 100 people per day in five locations, STARS is on the go every day, with participants engaging in activities like bowling, shopping, swimming, taking walks at parks and in community centers, learning cooking skills, and enjoying music classes.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF 2013

American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - Certification 2013

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 3 year 2013

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation 2013

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Behavioral Health - 3 Year Accreditation 2013

Financials

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ASSOCIATION FOR INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Melinda Tejada

Waubonsee Community College


Board co-chair

Clifford Klotz

Chuck Miles

Matt Bretz

David De La Fuente

Diana Law

Dr. Timothy Brown

James Gould

Dan Lundberg

Inez Toledo

Toni Vaughan

Patrick Flaherty