3016 N McColl Rd Ste B, McAllen, TX 78501

IL Core services

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The following are the 5 core services that VAIL provides

Information and Referral – VAIL specialists are knowledgeable about resources in the community and can refer consumers to the programs that can be most helpful to them.
Independent Living Skills – VAIL specialists provide skills training in areas such as money management, time management, use of public transportation, proper use of medications, Use of assistive devices, personal and home safety, prescription assistance, personal advocacy and much more.
Individual and Systems Advocacy – VAIL specialists help consumers stand up for their rights as individuals to live independently, and work for changes in society that would better support independent living for people with disabilities.
Peer Counseling – Counselors who have disabilities may share similar experiences and may better understand what barriers others with disabilities encounter.  VAIL peer counselors are prepared to assist you to make your own choices and reach your goals to live independently in your community.
Transition Services – 1. Transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services; 2. Help youth with disabilities transition from secondary school into post secondary education and/or employment; and 3. provide diversion services to prevent institutionalization.