The Goldie Floberg Center’s Residential Children’s Program serves up to 55 children and young adults with developmental disabilities at our Rockton campus. Our children’s ages range from five to 21 years old. Our campus is set in a rural area in Rockton, Illinois. Our children have 10 acres of fenced in yard to play in. The children’s yard features wheelchair accessible playgrounds, bike and walking path, a basketball court, a patio, and a shaded shelter for relaxation and picnics.
We serve children who are ambulatory and non-ambulatory. Our program focuses on serving children and young adults with a primary diagnosis of Autism and/or mild, moderate, severe or profound mental retardation. A secondary diagnosis involving emotional or behavioral issues is also acceptable.
The children receive 24-hour support and supervision from our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Our Residential Children’s Program also has on site nursing care. Physical therapy, psychiatric and behavior management services are also offered. The children that we serve participate in a wide range of on-site and community activities developed with their input. Activities include Boy and Girl Scouts, therapeutic horseback riding, school activities, going to movies, museums, zoos, shopping and a multitude of other community activities.
The children live in rooms connected by a wheelchair accessible bathroom. Generally, 4 children or young adults live in a suite. Children and their families are encouraged to personalize their rooms.
The people we serve are supervised by Direct Support Professionals. Our Direct Support Professionals go through a comprehensive pre-employment screening process that includes multiple criminal background checks, an interview and checking of a minimum of three references. Newly hired staff must then successfully complete our staff training program that consists of 40+ classroom hours and 80+ on-the-job training hours. The Center spends in excess of $150,000 annually on staff training and development. A combination of competitive wages and benefit package, opportunities for advancement, and a high quality working environment help the Center to maintain our extremely low direct care turnover rates. Our low turnover rate allows us to provide a high degree of consistency in care for the people that we serve. We provide a ratio of approximately 1 DSP staff for every 4 children that we serve. Direct Support Professionals work with Case Management (QMRP) staff to challenge each client to reach the best of their capability. Our children attend local public schools.