Bethesda Services Handbook for Families of People with Intellectual Disabilities Bethesda has put together a Services Handbook for Families of People with Intellectual Disabilities. The Handbook is filled with information about Bethesda, have a look here.......... If you would like a Printed copy of the Handbook email us at Life@Bethesdabc.com FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES ﷯Often described as "whatever it takes", family support services are offered to individuals and their families who are living with the challenges of a disability. These services include: Respite Care Summer Camps Problem Solving & Crisis Support Short and Long Term Planning Parent Support Groups Workshops & Seminars Support to Churches BETHESDA HOMES ﷯ Typical homes in neighbourhoods where staff support people to participate in home and community life. COMMUNITY INCLUSION ﷯Individuals enjoy a variety of recreational and community activities that support goals, dreams and aspirations of people with intellectual disabilities. Individuals develop life skills to increase independence and participation in the community. SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING Support for people who live independently or semi-independently but would like extra help with life skills and social connections. HOME SHARE Sharing a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. It allows people with disabilities to choose a home share provider and home environment that meets their unique goals and preferences. EMPLOYMENT SERVICES People with intellectual disabilities are encouraged to recognize their God-given gifts in order to find employment that matches their interests and abilities. SUMMER DAY CAMPS Eight weeks of day time adventures are offered to children and teens with disabilities. Campers may apply for up to 3 days per week throughout July and August. CAMP BETHESDA A one week fun, recreational and faith enriching vacation time in August offered to adults with disabilities. Intentional Community A community that offers affordable, flexible and individualized housing options for people with and without disabilities. 'A group of people who choose to live together with a common purpose, working cooperatively to create a lifestyle that reflects their shared core values and needs'.