Adults with autism and intellectual or developmental disabilities deserve equitable access to respect, opportunity and independence.
With over five decades of expertise, Waypoint supports individuals throughout southern Maine to reach their goals by promoting independence, community engagement, and strong communication.
Our adult programs include residential and day program services, remote support, employment support, adult case management and outpatient therapy.
In various community-based settings, our residential programs support adults 18 years and older. We provide services from Shared Living to intermittent (in-home) support to group homes offering care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our day programs provide life skills, socialization, training, volunteer options, work opportunities, and other unique and fulfilling ways to participate in our community.
We also offer case management and clinical services to advocate for adults with disabilities and to support their families.
Want to learn more about Waypoint’s adult programs? Reach out to our team and we would be happy to answer your questions or discuss your specific needs.
Waypoint offers a broad range of residential services to support adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Members can choose from a variety of living options such as small group homes, Shared Living homes or independent living with in home and remote support to accommodate each individual’s level of independence.
At Waypoint, our members can be supported remotely, wherever they live and whenever support is needed. We provide state of the art remote technology to provide privacy, support and promote independence, while ensuring members are safe and comfortable in their own homes. Remote support services are designed individually to meet each member’s needs and desires to live in their community as independently as possible.
Community Support (Life Works)
At Waypoint, we believe in the power of community, and we are pleased to offer many unique opportunities for our members. Our community support program includes exercise classes, culinary and life skills workshops, coordinated activities, volunteer opportunities and more.
Fueled by the unique interests of each member, the Waypoint community membership staff helps members forge meaningful connections through activities individually tailored for each member. With personalized opportunities to develop relationships in their greater community, our adult members discover their potential and also connect more deeply to their local neighborhood.
Shared Living Providers
In this residential option, families or individuals choose to share their homes and care for members with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Shared living providers are amazing people that help adult members with education, employment, recreation, family inclusion, and independent living skills. Waypoint’s independent contractors receive a generous stipend, training, and support, including 24/7 emergency on-call support.
At Waypoint, our Adult Case Managers are proud advocates for adults with disabilities and their families. Our case management team dedicates itself to helping individuals meet their unique goals, helping ensure choice and satisfaction with services. Waypoint Adult Case Managers also help monitor individuals’ health and safety, develop a member’s personal care plan, coordinate support and services and communicate with the member’s planning team as needs arise.
Waypoint offers adult outpatient therapy services to address emotional, environmental, interpersonal, and behavioral challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, anger management, and bereavement. Board-certified behavior analysts provide behavioral consultation for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Outpatient therapy offers a safe environment for members to work toward individual goals in one-on-one sessions with a licensed master’s level therapist.