Our goal is to create an environment in which the person will not only thrive, but progress towards their own independence.
Morning Star has a wealth of experience in working with residential agencies in the CILA and ISL programs. Both Partners have experience running homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Illinois, and are very aware of the requirements and culture surrounding residential services. Exercising this practical knowledge, we infuse positive and prosocial choice and preference models as the vehicle to shape and gradually change unwanted responses across a dimension from the current unwanted responses, successive approximations to naturally reinforced behaviors.
understanding the dynamic of home
Depending on the situation, the individuals we serve may be living with family members or complete strangers. This lends itself to gradual changes in the environment that are most likely sustained by the people around them. Our goal is to minimize our intrusion into the home resulting in a more naturalized support system.
moving at a pace that fits your lifestyle
A behavior intervention and plan work only when they are followed. Using the behavioral principle that “the subject is always right,” Morning Star will tailor fit interventions that will meet up with the lifestyle your family lives. For instance, a program for a family that travels frequently may look very different than one who spends most of the time at home. It is important to understand these differences and account for them in planning.
parent education and training program
We bring evidence-based parent education and training to provide a consistent standard of quality services with the intent resulting in positive outcomes for children and families using principals of Applied Behavior Analysis and the 11 Categories of Independence. This service is provided in a clinic-based group setting with several opportunities to implement skills with the parent or guardian in the home setting with Morning Star staff and child(ren) present.