Courtesy Post - Portage County
Hello! I am a 22-year-old female who is on the Autism spectrum. I live with my family in Chagrin Falls and work part-time in the mornings five days a week. I enjoy getting out of the house as much as possible to go shopping and to restaurants, and to explore all that Geauga County has to offer. Swimming, walking in the parks, and camping are some of the outdoor activities I enjoy, and I spend time inside reading and making art. I am a talented artist and would like some help finding ways to market the notecards that I design. I am learning to cook and enjoy trying out new recipes. Some other things you should know: Maintaining a schedule is very helpful to me. I generally work in a slow but thorough manner and am sometimes prone to sensory overload when I’m in loud or chaotic situations. If you share any of my interests and have some time in the afternoons or evenings to hang out with me, I’d enjoy having a new friend to spend time with. Scheduling is flexible, but generally I’d like to get services once or twice a week between the hours of 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. for a total of up to 5 hours per week.
I am a 39 year old male in excellent health and have a developmental (cognitive) disability. I live by myself in a condo in Middlefield. Currently, I am not working or at a workshop.
In summary, I am a sensitive, un-selfish, trusting young man with a good attitude and a great sense of humor. I consider myself to be very personable, and very much enjoy being with people. I enjoy just about any activity, like to try new restaurants, and to see new things. I like doing crafts, going out to the movies and watching movies at home. When the weather is nice, I like to be outside to ride my bike or go for a walk, but I don’t like doing this alone. I know the exercise is good for me, and enjoy participating in Special Olympics.
I like to sing karaoke - I’m a big fan of Elvis Presley, and I’m good at impersonating him. I also have a very big super hero collection.
I’m pretty independent in a lot of ways, but I like to think of this person as being a “buddy” not only to help me with cooking, cleaning and laundry, but to take me on outings, play games and do crafts.
The hours I need are as follows. This can be split between providers.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7 - 4
Wednesday, 7 - 1
AH is a 31 year old female on the Autism Spectrum. She is verbal and ambulatory. She is very independent, sometimes requiring verbal reminders around personal care and meal time/prep. AH is very close with her mom who lives in Newbury and visits with her often. She does best with a schedule. She LOVES music, especially the 80’s and 90’s, she likes to sing and dance to songs she likes (and is actually very talented,) She likes watching TV and uses her computer to find videos. She likes baking (with assistance), shopping and vacationing. She likes clothes and picks out her outfits and going through her clothes, she can focus on this and change her mind about her choice. She will sneak into housemate’s closets and take their hangers. She is very intelligent and takes initiative to do things on her own, but will ask for help if needed. She understands what is going on and being said around her.
She can get frustrated and will bite her hand and will reach out and bite other is provoked. She does not like a lot of noises or chaos.
She would need transportation and is interested in attending a day programming. She requires 24 hour staffing and can live with males or females.
AH currently lives in Cuyahoga County in a 6 bed home. Her mother would like her to move to Geauga so she can be closer and they can spend more time together. They are open to a group setting or Adult Shared Living.
I am a 21 year old male in the Chardon area seeking a provider for flexible weekly/weekend times. I am deaf so a provider certified in American Sign Language is required in order for us to communicate. I have a puppy I am training to be a service dog and am working on obtaining employment in the community.
Duties include help with cooking, cleaning and daily living skills to help me prepare to live independently.