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Metro Community Services, Inc. provides Community Access Services to NOW/COMP individuals. The center is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The program is designed to have the participants integrated in the community. Staff provides full support and guidance for the individuals when they are out in the community.
Metro Community Services, Inc. accepts referrals for clients from Support Coordination agencies, Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities and DFACS.
Metro Community Services, Inc. serves a variety of population, autism, Down Syndrome, wheel-chair bound, mentally intellectually disabled, developmentally disabled, medically fragile and mental health.

The age for participants to be in the program is 18 years old and older.

Community Access– are designed to assist the participant in acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the participant’s home or family home. These services are interventions in the areas of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development and may include training in the areas of daily living skills (including leisure/recreation skills); communication training; mobility training; programming to reduce inappropriate and/or maladaptive behaviors; and training in the use of common community resources.

The emphasis of training will be on assisting the individual in increasing self help, socialization skills, skills or daily living and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the participant’s home or family home. These activities include accompanying individuals to the grocery store, or eating establishments; teaching an individual how to participate in appropriate social and recreational activities; and assessing other activities of community living.

The services typically occur during the day but may also take place in the evenings and weekends.

Community Access services are individually planned to meet the participant’s needs and preferences for active community participation. These services are provided in either community-based or facility-based settings but not in the participant’s home or family home or any other residential setting.

The intended outcome of these services is to improve the participant’s access to the community through increased skills and/or less paid supports.
Community Access Group services are provided to individual participants or to groups of individuals.

Metro Community Services, inc. provides services that include:

  • Transportation
  • Picnics
  • Day trip
  • Shopping
  • Dining out
  • Zoo
  • Movies
  • Museum
  • Games
  • Life-skills
  • Educational Activitips
  • Parks
  • Bowling
  • Special Olympics

Community Access Group services are provided to groups of individuals, with a staff to individual ratio of one to two or more.
The staff to individual ratio for Community Access Group services cannot exceed one (1) to ten (10).

Adaptive Equipments
Individuals that utilize the use of adaptive equipment must have a physician’s order for
the equipment on file. Staff must be trained on the use of the equipment that the individuals use while at the agency.
The agency accepts individuals with, but not limited to the following equipment:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Helmets
  • Walkers
  • Hospital bed
  • Gait belt
  • Communication devices
  • Standing frames
  • Moyer lift

Exceptional Rate
For individuals with exceptional rates, the individual must be served as outlined in the ISP. This may include, but not limited to:

  • Extra staff
  • Extra services