3410 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505

Intellectual Disabilities

A Helping Hand Makes All the Difference

CRI is happy to lend a helping hand with a variety of services to assist individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities restore their independence.

Individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families experience challenges every day that stem from living in a society built for "normal" people. You are constantly denied opportunities to participate in the community and even find yourself struggling to meet your needs even within your own home. But most of the time, all you need is a little bit of help, and CRI is happy to lend a hand. CRI maintains countless services to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to restore their independence in the home and beyond.

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Need A Hand? Here's How We Can Help

  • In-home personal care services
  • Community support services
  • Assistance developing and maintaining skills
  • Lessons on kitchen awareness and assistance with meal preparation
  • Instruction on budgeting
  • Instruction on or assistance with personal hygiene
  • Assistance with healthy living activities like fitness classes
  • Opportunities for socialization practice
  • Lessons on social boundaries
  • Assistance with grocery shopping
  • Instruction on household chores, such as laundry and cooking.
  • Help with identifying and accessing volunteer opportunities

Community Resources for Independence understands your needs and delivers supportive service so that you can shred unnecessary challenges from your life and focus more one what makes you happy. With our help, you can shed difficulty from your life and focus more on what makes you happy.


Living a Healthy, Fulfilling Life through Inclusion

At CRI we promote healthy living and inclusion. We know that it can be a struggle to feel included in the community, which makes trying new things or participating in activities difficult. Our staff will help you participate in your favorite activities and interests, such as: going to parks, walking on trails, Zumba and exercise classes. We encourage social activities like meeting up with friends and will teach appropriate social boundaries and interaction. We can also help you find rewarding volunteer opportunities to give back to the community. We serve as a link between you and the community to help remove boundaries and boost confidence so that you become a part of the community you live in. We believe these types of activities are necessary to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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If you are ready to have a helping hand but are unsure of where to begin, our Care Reps can help you build a program that works for you and your unique needs. To schedule a teleconference or in-person consultation, please call or complete the form.