The Anne Carlsen Center Campus in Jamestown is licensed to provide residential services to 56 individuals from birth to young adulthood. The individuals who reside here have a variety of complex disabilities. Included are autism spectrum disorders, seizure disorders, complex medical fragility, cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, and speech/language impairments.
At the Center, our team of certified nursing and medication assistants called Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) helps our residents meet their personal care needs as well as meet their individual home program goals. They support the individuals in creating well-rounded lives that strive for greater independence.
Five home life areas provide comfort and convenience for our individuals:
• The two residential areas within the Center have spacious bedrooms where personal preferences are highly regarded to enhance each person’s home area. An open living area provides individuals with the opportunity to share daily activities including meals and recreation.
• Three cottages, located just yards from the main campus, provide an optimal living environment to residents with the focus on gaining more independent living skills. They feature fully-accessible kitchens and bathrooms, comfortable living areas and a home-like atmosphere. These cottages offer a continuation of education outside of the classroom as individuals learn household chores such as laundry, cooking and cleaning.
All home life areas are staffed 24 hours each day with DSPs and nursing staff to meet the medical, behavioral, and personal care needs of each resident.
Bedrooms and living rooms in our medically fragile area are equipped with oxygen and air supplies.
The Center provides high-quality medical care. To provide optimum support for these remarkable individuals, the Center is staffed by trained specialists in pediatric care, including a pediatrician, RNs, LPNs, respiratory therapists, a social worker, and a behavioral specialist. Our highly- trained nurses administer many treatments, medications, and conduct ongoing assessments to meet the needs of all individuals served.
On the ACC campus, numerous opportunities to explore the great outdoors are available. All of our residents can enjoy our adapted playground, a nature trail that runs along the scenic James River, a safe playground found next to the cottages, a splash in a wading pool, or the garden areas where they can experience the opportunity to see if they have a green thumb.
Every day at the Anne Carlsen Center, we encourage and support our residents to be actively involved in their lives. This may vary from working on household chores, carrying out tasks of personal daily living, or choosing and participating in leisure activities both on and off campus.