KEY PROGRAMS Residential Services:
UCO provides residential services for both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Palm Beach County. Group Homes offer a family-like environment with care provided by trained and loving staff. Additional support services include medical, dietary, and behavioral services as needed. UCO also offers Behavior Focus Group Homes for individuals with behavior challenges.
Provides training and assistance to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently in their community.
Has a behavior focus component unlike any other ADT in Palm Beach County. There are certified behavior analysts on site. Daily living skills including social and behavioral skills, money management, fitness and health, and self-advocacy are key components to the program’s success. United Community Options has a large fleet of vans for transporting individuals and is available in most areas in Palm Beach County.
Programs are offered to students with varying health issues, ages 3 to 17 in small groups with excellent adult to student ratios. This program, which is funded by United Way/Children’s Services Council, includes art, music, dance and Kidslit, an educational activity focused on student literacy.
UCO provides Behavior Respite Care to children with behavior-focused needs. Trained and caring sitters provide respite for family members in need of time away from their loved one. In-home respite is funded through a partnership with Palm Beach County Federally Assisted Agency.
UCO also provides short-term respite care to children with varying health issues. The individual’s family or caregiver benefits from the short-term relief from day-to-day stresses involved in caring for a child with special needs. Respite sitters are trained, loving and willing to care for and assist families in need.
A private school specifically designed to serve transitioning exceptional education students. The curriculum is individualized for each student with a focus on functional areas that will maximize the student’s independence as an adult. The school serves students ages 14 to 22 and accepts the McKay Scholarship through the State Department of Education parental choice program.