GMS offers residential services to individuals through a tailored treatment approach at fourteen different homes in Greater Portland. Our agency firmly believes in meeting the needs of the whole person, recognizing that care and treatment will vary greatly not just from home to home but also for each person. While GMS serves only adults with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and other related conditions, we realize the diversity in the population and strive to offer individualized support in a number of areas.
GMS offers homes with Direct Support Professionals who have:
- ASL proficiency for the deaf or hard of hearing;
- Increased training in mental health for those homes serving dual-diagnosed individuals;
- Access to a Registered Nurse to consult regarding medical needs;
- A wealth of experience and resources in serving an aging population, including Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Each consumer participates in a Person Centered Planning process and tailored individualized support plans are incorporated to ensure our dedicated employees are assisting consumers in meeting incremental goals to achieve long term success. Community integration is a primary goal of GMS for all consumers supported, regular activity and socialization opportunities are promoted and day programs, volunteering and employment are encouraged.