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Mobility of Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Class of 2005-06 LDA Collaborative Project Presentation
Mobility of Persons with
May 5, 2006
Paul Carney, Leo Carrillo, Dave Holterman, Kerri
Parker, Jeannie Randles and Mary Wendel
Rock County statistics
Approximately 2-3% of the general
population of Rock County are people
with developmental disabilities (i.e.
mental retardation, cerebral palsy,
epilepsy, autism, brain injury, etc), or
approximately 2,800 people.
The large majority do not require
institutional care, and in fact, are able
to function and live comparatively
independently. (8% of KANDU client
workers live independently.)
Services – such as development and
training – have been considered
instrumental in maintaining these
levels of independence.
disabilities have just
as much desire to be
active citizens as
to be treated with
dignity and respect.
Rock County statistics
Rock County contracts with 84
agencies providing services to
persons with disabilities:
KANDU Industries, Inc.
Case Study: KANDU Industries,
KANDU provides serves to
195 persons with barriers to
employment. 50% of clients
live in Janesville, 27% in
Beloit and the remaining in
Ages range from 18-84 with
most between the ages of
30-50, 34% live at home,
66% live in other settings
(29% in group homes, 17%
in foster homes, 8%
residential facility, 6%
supervised apartment and
KANDU transports 61%
(122) of its clients.
Without your car how would you …
Get to work?
Go to a movie?
Get to see your doctor?
Have come to this meeting today?
Times are changing
provided door-step to
workers at KANDU.
provided need to be
The problem is:
Or – providing
the opportunity to
provide services to
This need is not an isolated
There are122 KANDU workers that are in
jeopardy of potentially losing their mode of
transportation to and from work/home.
These persons with disabilities
Are geographically dispersed through out
Lack some of the transportation options
we take for granted
Create a training program to aid persons with
disabilities gain independence
Provide resources to implement program
(both financial and volunteer)
Identify candidates and test program
Evaluate the training’s effectiveness and
Open the training to all eligible candidates
Step 1: Create a Training Program
Create a classroom style educational
Instructional flash cards
Create a hands-on, real-world
Step 2: Acquire Resources
Receipt of Community
Foundation of Southern
Wisconsin, Inc. Grant
KANDU has purchased
City of Janesville will
provide buses and a
trainer to discuss bus
routes, transfers, etc.
Step 3: Selection criteria
Living within the city limits where
transportation is available and
homes that do not provide a mode
Demonstrating the goal of greater
Little or no need for
Ability to detect risky
Step 4: Selection process
Narrow down candidates eligible to
Provide informational meetings to
guardians or care providers to gain
Provide classroom and real world
Step 5: Test Program
Provide classroom training
Test for knowledge to know they are equipped
with the necessary skills
Provide real-world training
Give candidates a chance to use their training in a
controlled environment that will mock real life
situations in the community
What can be done better?
How will we know if we have
Persons with disabilities will gain additional
transportation options before budget cuts
negatively impact lives
Persons with disabilities will gain greater
independence and the quality of their lives will
KANDU will be able to provide additional work
opportunities with the reallocated
Plan to address need