Initial meeting(s) are focused on getting to know the individual and family. This is accomplished by gathering information including history, likes, dislikes, important relationships, fears, education and/or employment and hopes for the future.
Our interest is in hearing and developing relationships that support the individual in directing the future direction of their life.
When SACLA representatives go through the intake process, it will usually include a Coordinator who will share information about SACLA - our history, philosophy, mission, vision and how we look to work cooperatively and collaboratively to determine our role in the life of the person with a developmental disability and the ways in which we might tailor the services we provide to reflect their wishes and requirements. Meetings occur where the individual would be most comfortable.