Youth Opportunity Center
  • - Residential
  • Muncie, IN, USA
  • Up to $12.25
  • Hourly
  • Full Time and Part Time
  • See employee benefits page:

More than a beautiful 75 acre campus, and beyond an accredited program or diplomas on office walls, the YOC is about people helping people. Not just in small ways, but in life changing ways. Since the early 90s, the YOC has provided a safe place for troubled children and families. Now, almost two decades later, hundreds of individuals have been helped by the over hundreds of YOC staff members who dedicate themselves each day to making a difference in a child's life. How does this happen? At the YOC, everyone brings their talents and gifts to the table, whether it's a winning smile, broad shoulders, strong backbone, helping hands or a heart for kids. We all know and believe in the mission of the YOC. And everyone has personally accepted the challenge to help those who are in crisis situations get back on their feet. A difficult task, but it can be accomplished together. Because if we can help save a child, then why couldn't that child save the family, the neighborhood, the community, the world.

Intellectual disability (ID) is defined as having a significantly sub-average intellectual functioning, typically two standard deviations below the mean (i.e., IQ of 70 or below),that:
• Is manifested before the age of 18 years; and
• Is accompanied by significant limitations in adaptive functioning in at least two of the following skills areas: communication, self-care, home living, social/interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-direction, functional academic skills, work, leisure, health, and/or safety.

Developmental disability (DD) is a severe, chronic disability which:
• Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments;
• Is manifested before the person attains age 22;
• Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency;
• Reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, treatment, or other services which are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated; except
• That for infants and young children DD means individuals from birth to age five, inclusive, who have substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired conditions with a high probability of resulting in developmental disabilities if services are not provided.

Examples of developmental disabilities include:
• Autism
• Behavior Disorders
• Intellectual Disability

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