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The Griffin Area Resource Center provides a full array of services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. Services are person centered and are designed and planned by the person receiving them, their families or people who know them best. The types and intensity of services are specific to the individual participant and are detailed in his or her Individual Service Plan. 

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Community Access

The emphasis of training will be on assisting the individual in increasing self-help, socialization skills, daily living and adaptive skills required for active community participation. These activities may 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. These services typically occur during the day but may also take place in the evenings and weekends depending on individual needs. 

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Day Program

Services are person centered and are designed and planned by the person receiving them, their families or people who know them best. Participants come to our facility during the week and participate in a number of developmental and recreational activities, supervised by our supportive and caring staff.

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Supported Employment

Supported Employment Services are ongoing supports that enable participants to work in a regular work setting and for whom competitive employment is at or above the minimum wage. Participants work toward the goal of forty hours per week and to increase the wages of each participant toward the goal of increased financial independence. Supported Employment services are based on the individual participant's needs, preferences, and informed choice.

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Community Living Support (CLS)

Community Living Support Services are individually tailored supports that assist with the acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to a participant and their continued residence in his or her own or family home. Only participants who live in their own or family home may be offered CLS services. These services include transportation to facilitate the individual's participation in grocery or personal shopping, banking and other community activities that support continued residence in his or her own or family home. 

Accessible Public Transport


Our participants have unique transportation needs. Transportation trips are provided by Three Rivers, a private company contracted with the state of Georgia. In addition to Three Rivers, the Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc. has 9 additional vehicles to help provide additional transportation to meet the needs of our participants.

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Work Evaluation

Work evaluation is a 10-30 day program and involves an assessment of one's work habits and behaviors while working the GCW's production area. Participants are paid a piece rate. At the end of the program, an evaluation is made of the participant's vocational strengths and weaknesses.

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Community Based Work Adjustment Training

Community Based Work Adjustment Training provides an opportunity to experience and perform meaningful vocational practices in a business environment. The training assists in developing appropriate work habits such as punctuality, dependability, and orientation to task.

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Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-ETS: Griffin Area Resource Center in collaboration with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation

Agency (GVRA) is able to provide Pre-ETS services to high school students with disabilities in

Spalding and surrounding counties. Services Include: Job Exploration Counseling, Work Based Learning, Counseling on Post- Secondary

Opportunities, Workplace Readiness Training, and Instruction in Self-Advocacy. These services help prepare students with disabilities as part of their transition from high school to post-secondary education and/or employment. It is also designed to give students the opportunity, through early career exploration and occupational exposure, to make informed decisions that will maximize their ability to enter employment.

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Employment Services

Employment Services helps in several areas related to preparation, job development and placement in a community work environment. 

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