TASC recently underwent a voluntary CARF survey of its programs. We were notified that based on its recent survey, a three-year Accreditation applies to the following service(s):
* Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
* Community Employment Services: Job Development
* Community Housing
* Community Integration
* Organizational Employment Services
* Supported Living
This accreditation will extended through June 30, 2019. This achievement is an indication of your organization's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.
On balance, TASC is an organization that provides services to clients with dignity and respect and makes every attempt to eliminate barriers to inclusion in the clients work, living, and social environments. Customizing services to fit the needs of the persons served is a part of the organizations person-centered mission. The governance and staff members are invested in the clients lives and are committed to assisting them with achieving the outcomes they desire. A team approach emphasizes that communication, compassion, and concern are the driving forces that have resulted in a commitment to quality service provision. The fact that there were minimal recommendations based on the CARF standards is especially noteworthy and indicates substantial stability within the organization s operational structure.
Congratulations are extended to all involved with the organization for creating an environment where positive outcomes, rights and dignity for all persons served are paramount in service delivery.
Brian J. Boon, Ph.D.
FIT Center Opens !!!
FIT (Fitness Inspired Together) a health and wellness program is now open. In just a few short months, improved health benefits are already resulting. This program provides opportunities for being physically active on a daily basis and promotes educational classes focusing on what it means to develop healthy lifestyle habits. A curriculum of Health Matters for People with Disabilities: Creating a Sustainable Health Promotion Program is the foundation to this program.
Specialized exercise equipment and classes offer access to fitness challenges not otherwise available. Our weight machine and SCIFIT Total Body Machine allow individuals in wheelchairs to exercise in ways they were unable to so before.
By mid-October a golf simulator will add another dimension of exercise thanks to a very generous donation.
We look forward to strengthening partnerships in the community with this unique project and being able to offer healthy lifestyle options to individuals requiring specialized supports.