Community Options, Inc. was incorporated on February 9, 1989 to develop residential and employment supports for people with severe disabilities, utilizing technology and training. As a national agency, Community Options has participated in institutional closure and community residential placement for thousands of people across several states. Community Options does not administer any large congregate programs, recognizing that people with the most severe disabilities need environments, equipment, clinical and staff support that are tailored to their very specific needs. In its history the agency has developed a reputation for quality, cost effective administration that encourages individual choice and flexibility.
The officers, management and staff of Community Options, Inc. have many years of experience in providing community based residential and employment support to people with mental retardation, autism, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and dual diagnoses. The agency has developed an expertise in working with state and county based authorities to facilitate community placement for persons moving from institutions. This expertise includes utilization of national staff to support locally recruited executive directors in submitting individualized service plans, locating and securing appropriate homes, condos and apartments and recruiting and training experienced staff. Community Options also hires state of the art consultants to assist staff in designing and operating services that meet very specific needs.
Community Options contracts with various government entities and is supported by dedicated staff in programs throughout ten states: Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Additionally, the organization is experienced in providing International support services in the UK, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East.