Rendering of Main Street building with Main Street logo

*THIS PROGRAM IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED AN APARTMENT AT MAIN STREET*

Join other Main Street residents and their families for the first of its kind, Main Street Residential Onboarding Series facilitated by Dr. Robin Allen.

Dates and Times

The first 4 sessions are Sundays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2. We hope to meet in person safely distancing for the last 2 sessions.

Who should attend?

• Sessions 1, 3, 5 and 6 are for Main Street residents AND their family members or caregivers
• Sessions 2 and 4 are ONLY for residents moving into Main Street

Cost

$50 to include resident and up to 2 family members/caregivers. Financial aid is available upon request to info@mainstreetconnect.org.

Session Details

Session 1 – Moving Out: Hopes, Fears, Challenges
Class Type: VIRTUAL
Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Robin Allen, Jillian Copeland and Main Street staff
Participants: Adults with disabilities and caregivers
Description: After an introduction and icebreaker, participants will move into one of two virtual break out rooms (one for adults with disabilities and one for caregivers) to discuss fears, hopes and challenges.
Homework: Discuss fears, hopes and challenges with your loved one.

Session 2 – Conquering Fears, Challenges, Finding Hope
Class Type: VIRTUAL
Date & Time: Sunday, July 19, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Robin Allen and Main Street staff
Participants: Adults with disabilities
Description: Residents discuss strategies to help conquer fears and challenges. Dr. Robin reviews flow charts and social stories with solutions to conquer fear.
Homework: Review flowcharts (maybe create your own) and social stories with caregiver

Session 3 – Welcome to Your New Home! How Things Look and Feel
Class Type: VIRTUAL
Date & Time: Sunday, July 26, 5:00-6:00pm
Facilitator: Jillian Copeland and Dr. Robin Allen
Participants: Adults with disabilities and caregivers
Description: Participants will watch a virtual video tour of Main Street. The tour will include all the common spaces and tours of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. Discussion and shared excitement to follow!
Homework: Review flowcharts and social stories (from session 2) with caregiver.

Session 4 – Problem Solving, Communication, Expected Roommate and Neighbor Behaviors
Class Type: VIRTUAL
Date & Time: Sunday, August 2, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Robin Allen and Main Street staff
Participants: Adults with disabilities
Description: Residents will define expected behaviors for neighbors and roommates. Residents will explore potential problems and role play solutions.
Homework: Make & Take Visual of Problem & Solution (worksheet which will be emailed) to review with support person and/or caregiver. The Make & Take should include the people to contact when issues arise.

Session 5 – Safety at Main Street
Class Type: PHYSICAL class held at Main Street with social distancing
Date & Time: TBA
Facilitator: Dr. Robin Allen and Main Street staff
Participants: Adults with disabilities and caregivers
Description: Brainstorming. Caregivers will tour the building to find egresses, mail room, Metro monitor and the security desk. Residents will meet the security team and practice using key fobs.

Session 6 – Let’s EAT & get to know ROCKVILLE!
Class Type: PHYSICAL class held at Main Street with social distancing
Date & Time: TBA
Facilitator: Dr. Robin Allen and Main Street staff
Participants: Adults with disabilities and caregivers
Description: Using maps, participants will find specific locations in the city of Rockville including the fire and police stations and the local grocery store. A communal dinner will follow. Note: Participants will be asked to share their Make & Take and problem/solution visual.
Homework: Review, discuss

This project was supported in part by grant number CFDA 93.630 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy. 

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Onboarding fee
The $50 fee includes the resident and up to two family members.
$ 50.00
Unlimited