Hello and Greetings to All 

While the COVID Pandemic has not fully gone away, we are pleased to hear and announce that the Division of Developmental Disabilities is allowing Day Program Operations to reopen.   

The opening of these operations however isn’t without a few requirements being met to ensure the safety, health and well-being of those we support as well as our staff.  

PILOT is currently in the process of outreach and asking guardians to review and sign off on an ‘Individual Needs & Risk Assessment Form’ as well as a ‘Receipt of COVID Information Form’. 

Please know, these forms must be in place for each individual who is interested in returning to our Day Program Services. Also, be aware that we can only allow 25% of those enrolled be in our Day Program locations at any one-time.  

When we find out how many people wish to return, we will work out the logistics and will be in touch regarding a schedule we hope will work for all.  

Some Guidelines to Be Aware of: 

  • Staff must wear face mask that covers the nose and mouth during program day 
  • Individuals enrolled will be offered face mask to wear, but they are not obligated to do so. 
  • Frequent hand washing will be encouraged and supported during the program day and will occur upon entering facility at start of program day. 
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at program sites for all persons to use, with proper supervision and supports for those with such needs.  
  • Deep cleaning and sanitizing of high touch surfaces will take place throughout the day and a sanitizing misting will occur at day’s end of all chairs, tables and restrooms.  
  • Social distancing will be observed and reinforced throughout the program day. Group set-up’s will also be mindful of social distancing guidelines. 
  • Disposable plates, cups and utensils will be available as needed for lunch.  
  • Transportation; we must also provide socially distanced transportation. In turn, we will be asking families, community care residences and other provider group homes if they can assist by transporting to our locations in the morning as well as picking-up in the afternoon. If you are able to do this, this will assist us significantly with the health and safety goals we have.  

Please Note: Post opening, if anyone develops flu like symptoms, is tested and determined positive for the virus. We will notify all families of this outcome and shut down that Day Program Operation for the usual quarantine process.  

In closing, we are pleased to resume operations once more, but must do so carefully for the safety of all. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact us.  

 

Sincerely,  

Allen Samuels-Executive Director.  

Achieving and providing true personalized/ person-centered services is at the very heart of what makes P.I.L.O.T. Services a leader in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We strive to provide the programming that our service recipients want for themselves.

Our approach to personalization starts with getting to know the individual by doing our diligence with regard to becoming familiar with the full background of the person. As well, we perform exploratory and skill based assessments to assist with forming the unique pathways for each person we serve.

We are committed to this process as we want the data we gather to reflect the unique fingerprint of each participant in our programs.