SADI offers services to children and adults with special needs. Individuals and families can choose the service or services that best meets their specific needs.
To qualify for SADI’s Personal Care & Respite, Employment, and SADI CARES Day Program, an individual must be approved for the service through Sikeston Regional Center. The individual must be diagnosed with a developmental disability before the age of 22. If you have questions regarding services, our Special Needs staff will be happy to walk you through the process.
GAPS – (Giving All Parents Support) is a short-term service designed to assist families raising children with special needs or terminal illness from birth to 21 years of age. GAPS services provide families with financial stipends and case management to meet the needs of their child. Each stipend is based on household size and income. Stipends can be used to purchase such things as therapy, medical treatments, equipment, learning apps, and safety devices.Request Info
Personal Care and Respite
SADI offers personal care and respite services to all ages through waivers approved by the Department of Mental Health. Caregivers provide personal assistance in the individual’s home and in the community. Personal assistance includes assisting and supporting the individual with any activity of daily living and inclusion in the community to increase independence. All Caregivers receive extensive training and follow up courses. They must also pass a criminal background screening. SADI strives to match each individual with the right caregiver to ensure a strong relationship and a positive experience.Request Info
SADI’s employment service offers case management to each individual to help them engage in self-discovery, explore career direction, and receive training in specific areas. This service is designed to help with: career planning, job development, pre-vocational skills, and supported employment. Our Employee Development Specialist also works with individuals whose disabilities are not covered through Department of Mental Health.Request Info
SADI CARES Day Program
The name SADI CARES stands for all the things our day program encompasses: Community, Activities, Recreation, Education, and Socialization. Our day program offers social interactions to individuals 18 years of age and up in the community through volunteering, recreational activities, and participation in social events. Individuals practice life skills such as cooking classes, purchasing groceries, laundry and taking care of pets and plants. SADI CARES has a rich learning environment with an educational component to enhance individual skill levels and promote independent living.
It’s time we take our focus off disabilities, and place it on capabilities, so we can see the person first.