People that are interested in learning more about Kalix services can contact us for information. The enrollment process is handled through the North Dakota Regional Human Services Centers (links to contact info below). Staff at the regional human service centers will screen for eligibility and assist in selecting appropriate services.
The admissions process is a formal way for us to get to know each other. It officially starts with a referral – the regional Human Service Center sends information about past services and assessments to providers for review. The process continues with an informal tour and concludes with an admissions meeting.
During the entire process, Kalix will be reviewing information and the supports needed by the person as well as her/her preferences and goals. There will be discussion regarding appropriate living arrangements, work and other activities, medical needs, and finances. The goal is to (1) determine whether Kalix is an appropriate fit and (2) design a plan that will meet the person’s needs and assist him/her to reach their goals in life.
People interested in adult services are encouraged to begin planning early. Thinking about goals, possible living arrangements, types of employment, recreational activities, money management, health issues, etc. helps prepare each person for the future.
Planning is important to ensure that the young adult remains eligible for continuous services, if needed. If a student graduates with a signed diploma before age 21, there may be a “gap” in available services. Early communication with a Developmental Disabilities Program Manager (DDPM) from the regional human service center can ensure a smooth transition from school to adult programming. Including an adult service provider, such as Kalix, in the IEP transition planning process is also helpful.