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Rationale: ANHI was incorporated in the State of Maryland to provide independent living supports, habilitation, case management, preventive health education, employment and nursing services to adults with developmental disabilities in their least restrictive environment.

Philosophy: ANHI strongly supports DDA’s mission and strives to create better opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Following DDA’s approach, New Horizon, Inc. has created a framework that is centered on the premise that all citizens, including the individuals with significant disabilities, are capable of full participation in integrated employment and community life.

ANHI’s goal is to provide excellence in caring through an array of services and supports for people with developmental disabilities by:

  1. Creating opportunities for greater independence for those we serve.
  2. Developing quality programs that build self-esteem.
  3. Providing supports that meet each individual’s needs.
  4. Creating an atmosphere that recognizes and promotes respect, warmth and individual choice
  5. Creating a health maintenance program that adequately addresses the co-occurring illnesses and significant health needs of those we serve by considering the following:
  6. Health Education: ANHI will actively engage individuals in health awareness, self-advocacy, health literacy, and health promotion activities to enable them to participate in their own healthcare through improved access.
  7. Community access: ANHI will assist individuals, their caregivers, and families with understanding complex healthcare delivery systems and how to access community healthcare. As a result, this will enable them to represent their own health concerns.
  8. Health Case Management: ANHI will hire or contract with a Case Manager/Delegating Nurse (CMDN) to provide health maintenance, case management, delegation and supervision of nursing tasks.
  9. Creating a program that adequately addresses the needs of individuals with challenging          behaviors by considering the following:
  10. Self-Determination: Providing an array of services and supports to enable people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible by meeting the special needs that accompany their condition.
  11. Behavioral Supports:  Improvement in functioning of environmental and social supports.  As a result, problematic behavior related to cognitive disabilities is addressed using support strategies that are based on functional assessments and an emphasis on teaching the individual new skills.
  12. Habilitation:  Provide habilitation services to teach skills that individuals with developmental disabilities may never have learned.
  13. Self-advocates:  Assist individual with creating, leading, or implementing disability advocacy efforts on behalf of themselves or others.  The focus of this advocacy will be on community integration and access to services and supports.
  14. Activities which facilitate and promote integration and inclusion in the participant’s chosen community; including identifying a path to employment for a working age participant;
  15. Travel training;
  16. Self-advocacy classes and activities;
  17.  Local community events;
  18. Volunteering within a non-profit organization whose mission the participant’s supports and/or
  19. Performing a paid or unpaid internship;
  20. CDS also include transportation to, from, and within activities;
  21. Personal care assistance may also be provided during community activities so long as it is not the primary or only service provided.Career Development Professionals (CDPs) will provide direct assistance to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment within the community. The CDPs must be at least 18 years old; have a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED; valid driver’s license, be current in first aid and CPR; Pass criminal background investigation; have a DDA approved certificate in employment to provide discovery services; and 1year experience in supported employment. CDPs are supervised by the Career Development Supervisor who has a minimum of High School Diploma/Associates Degree and 2-5 years’ experience in Supportive Employment or Community Outreach.Certified Customized Employment Specialist (CCES) will provide direct assistance to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment within the community. The CCESs must be at least 18 years old; have a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED; valid driver’s license, be current in first aid and CPR; Pass criminal background investigation; have a DDA approved certificate in employment to provide discovery services; and 1year experience in supported employment. CCESs are supervised by the Employment Discovery Supervisor who has a minimum of High School Diploma/Associates Degree and 2-5 years’ experience in Employment Discovery and Customization Services.
  22. The needs and abilities of the participant,
  23. Direct care staff performance of delegated nursing tasks
  24. The environment of service or care delivery
  25. Delegation of the performance of nursing tasks (i.e., acts of a licensed nurse that include medication administration and treatment administration) to unlicensed direct care staff that may be Certified Medication Technicians (CMT), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or other Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) in accordance with applicable Maryland Board of Nursing regulations;
  26. Orientation services in using other senses or supports for safe movement from one place to another,
  27. Accessing mobility services such as transportation coordination and accessing resources,
  28. Travel training such as supporting the individual and family in learning how to access and use informal, generic, and public transportation safely for independence and community integration,
  29. Services provided by different modalities, including public and community and
  30. Purchase of prepaid transportation vouchers and cards, such as the Charm Card and/or taxi cards.
  31. at least 18 years old;
  32. Pass a criminal background investigation;
  33. Possess a valid driver's license, if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to provide services; and
  34. Have automobile insurance for automobiles that are owned, leased, and/or hired and used in the provision of care and
  35. Be current in first aid and CPR training and certification