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Services for Adults

Adulthood (ages 23+)

Adults with developmental disabilities often prefer to be as independent as possible. Many will enter the workforce and others will choose to spend their days in non-work environments. While integrated, competitive work is ideal, some individuals might need additional supports. Being active in the community and building lifelong relationships with others are essential throughout this period.


Employment and Community Alternatives (ECA) professionals
can work with you to find meaningful supported/competitive employment or individualized community-focused day activities. ECA services can work with you through a personalized discovery process to identify your areas of strengths and find opportunities that best match your interests. ECA professionals will help to engage and develop the natural supports you need to be successful. If independent living is an interest, support administrators can help you find the best place to live.


Aging & Retirement

As people age, they must think about how to spend their days in new and different ways. This includes planning for retirement, finding daytime activities and determining the best long-term housing to fit their needs. Many people choose volunteer activities or participate in senior programs. Maintaining life-long social ties, increasing engagement with others and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are also important.


Employment and Community Alternatives (ECA) and
support administration are both key services to assist as you think about moving from full time work/activities to a lighter schedule. Integrated senior services are available in settings that are specifically designed to meet your medical, physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs. ECA can assist you and your family to find the right match. Support administrators can help you make community living decisions for the future.

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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
PHONE: (216)241-8230 - FAX: (216)861-0253