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Autism & Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

Open Sky supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities who are referred by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Whether it be in a residential setting, day rehabilitation program, or in the community, our goal is to provide skills and supports that will enable the individuals we serve to lead meaningful and active lives. 

Autism Individual Supports

Through a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Open Sky offers Autism Support services to assist young adults who are aging out of school but need continued supports, as well as older individuals who have been unsuccessful in navigating their environment, in achieving their life goals and dreams. Services include: assessment, case management, and individual supports. We make referrals to employment supports, education supports, clinical services, and in-home clinical services.

Email: autismsupports@openskycs.org

Adult Family Care

Adult Family Care (AFC) is a program that provides both financial support and practical assistance to caregivers. With a monthly stipend and personal, professional assistance from our staff, you can continue to care for your loved ones at home, where they are most comfortable. Plus, you and your entire family will have access to Open Sky's many resources and supports including social and recreational opportunities, behavioral health support, and more.

Email: afc@openskycs.org

Phone: 508-318-7531 

Day Services

Open Sky operates Day Habilitation programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities including: The Adult Learning Center in Whitinsville, MA and South Norfolk Community Connections in Wrentham, MA.

Employment Services

Open Sky is dedicated to the belief that meaningful employment – a real job – is an important part of a successful life. And we think that every individual, no matter their challenges, should be given the opportunity to pursue meaningful work or volunteer opportunities. Our employment programs, located across Worcester, the Blackstone Valley and Norfolk County, serve adults with varying developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Family Support Center

The Open Sky Family Support Center is here to support you and your family. We know that navigating the services and supports available to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and Autism can be challenging. Our goal is to provide the training, support and advocacy to meet both your day-to-day needs and long-term goals.

Email: familysupportcenter@openskycs.org 

Phone: (508) 318-7566

Residential Services

Open Sky offers a range of residential options throughout Worcester County for adults with developmental disabilities in Central Massachusetts. Our mission is to provide homes that are safe, nurturing, and address each individual’s personal needs and preferences. We offer a diverse array of residential options: Community Residences, Group Homes, Shared Living, and Supported Living.

Shared Living

Our Shared Living programs allow individuals to become part of a host family, with all of the benefits and responsibilities that sharing a life and a household entail. The host family helps the individual connect with the wider community and provides the necessary personal assistance and training. Open Sky’s visiting nurses and service coordinators stand ready to provide expert assistance when necessary.

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