The Arc of Chemung offers a variety of community-based services, utilizing a person-centered approach in assisting people determine what services they’d like to receive. The person-centered philosophy involves looking at each individual and their strengths, interests, preferences and abilities, as well as needs. This puts the person in the “driver’s seat” of their own life, and they direct the planning process. A variety of approaches may be used to assist the individual in expressing what their lifestyle choices are.
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