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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Not Defined by Disability

People “have” intellectual and developmental disabilities — they are not “defined” by them. Frontier Health’s caring, trained staff provide support so individuals can take steps to achieve their personal level of independence. They learn to make their choices, find friends who understand them, work and earn money, exercise their rights and become an important member in their community.

If you, or someone you love, need these services, or you need to plan for future services, call the facility nearest you.

Opening Doors

Frontier Health opens doors to challenging and rewarding opportunities for people with disabilities through facility and community case management, and employment services. Vocational training includes pre-employment preparation, job skills training, job counseling, on-the-job training, follow-up support, and competitive employment. Life skills training is provided for social, community, and independent living.

Supported Living

Supported Living Homes provide housing and services to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who have attained most of the necessary skills for semi-independent and supported living.

Frontier Industries
Bristol, TN

Frontier Industries offers vocational, employment, residential, developmental and community integration services to individuals who have intellectual, developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. The program offers opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities to learn and master life skills necessary to achieve independence and to live and/or work in the community of their choice. Skills include achieving personal goals, developing daily living skills, building job skills, improving personal awareness and self-esteem, and practicing social skills.

Address:
498 Industrial Drive
Bristol, Tennessee, 37620

Phone: 423-878-1600

Hours: M-F 8-5

Facility and Community Based Day Services

Vocational Services and Achieving Individual Milestones (AIM) help enable and empower individuals to make informed decisions about job placement and integrating into the community, promotes self-confidence and enhances learning to reach desired goals.

Services include:

  • Work skills assessment
  • Prevocational services
  • Vocational adjustment and training
  • Employee development
  • Life skills training
  • Vocational guidance
  • Community integration services

Employment Services

Frontier Industries opens doors to challenging and rewarding job opportunities for people with disabilities. The service is a critical link to businesses and industries in search of qualified employees.

  • Assessment
  • Employment skills training
  • Individual job counseling
  • Job development and placement
  • Employer support
  • On the job training
  • Follow up support

Residential Services

Residential Services improves the overall quality of life for people with disabilities by providing assistance and support.

Services include:

  • 24 hour supervision and supports in a family style atmosphere
  • Opportunities for the developemnt of daily living skills, interpersonal skills
  • Education on ways to access community resources
  • Community connections with natural community supports
  • Exploration of leisure activities
  • Support to meet daily needs: nutrition, medical and personal care
  • Individualized training
Frontier Industries
Kingsport, TN

Frontier Industries offers vocational, employment, residential, developmental and community integration services to individuals who have intellectual, developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. The program offers opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities to learn and master life skills necessary to achieve independence and to live and/or work in the community of their choice. Skills include achieving personal goals, developing daily living skills, building job skills, improving personal awareness and self-esteem, and practicing social skills.

Address:
2017 Stonebrook Place
Kingsport, TN 37660

Phone: (423) 224-1417

Hours: M-F 8-5

Facility and Community Based Day Services

Vocational Services and Achieving Individual Milestones (AIM) help enable and empower individuals to make informed decisions about job placement and integrating into the community, promotes self-confidence and enhances learning to reach desired goals.

Services include:

  • Work skills assessment
  • Prevocational services
  • Vocational adjustment and training
  • Employee development
  • Life skills training
  • Vocational guidance
  • Community integration services

Employment Services

Frontier Industries opens doors to challenging and rewarding job opportunities for people with disabilities. The service is a critical link to businesses and industries in search of qualified employees.

  • Assessment
  • Employment skills training
  • Individual job counseling
  • Job development and placement
  • Employer support
  • On the job training
  • Follow up support

Residential Services

Residential Services improves the overall quality of life for people with disabilities by providing assistance and support.

Services include:

  • 24 hour supervision and supports in a family style atmosphere
  • Opportunities for the developemnt of daily living skills, interpersonal skills
  • Education on ways to access community resources
  • Community connections with natural community supports
  • Exploration of leisure activities
  • Support to meet daily needs: nutrition, medical and personal care
  • Individualized training
Developmental Services
Big Stone Gap, VA

Frontier Industries offers vocational, employment, residential, developmental and community integration services to individuals who have intellectual, developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. The program offers opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities to learn and master life skills necessary to achieve independence and to live and/or work in the community of their choice. Skills include achieving personal goals, developing daily living skills, building job skills, improving personal awareness and self-esteem, and practicing social skills.

Address:
622 Powell Ave.
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 24219

Phone: (276) 523-0682

Hours: M-F 8-5

Referral

All services provided through Developmental Services are referred through Case Management. People with intellectual or developmental challenges and disabilities are eligible for Case Management.

Each individual has a case manager, who is available to assist the individual with linkages to other services available to them. The case manager also works closely with other agencies to ensure the individual has access to a full continuum of care.

Adult Activity Center

Day Support Services are provided through the Adult Activity Center five days a week. Transportation can be arranged. Referrals to Day Support are made through Case Management. The Adult Activity Center provides training for daily living activities including grooming, housekeeping, shopping, cooking and basic self-care skills.

Staff work with individuals and in small groups to help each person acquire the skills necessary for community living. The program also focuses on community-centered activities.

Residential Support Services offers individuals training, assistance and supervision within their own homes to avoid living in an institution. Staff provide training in cooking, cleaning, shopping, behavior management, social skills and medication management. Services may be provided seven days a week during the morning and evening hours.

Congregate Residential Support Services are also available for people with intellectual or developmental challenges and disabilities. These services are provided in a Group Home setting and offers the same training and supports as identified above.

Residential Services

Residential Services improves the overall quality of life for people with disabilities by providing assistance and support.

Services include:

  • 24 hour supervision and supports in a family style atmosphere
  • Opportunities for the developemnt of daily living skills, interpersonal skills
  • Education on ways to access community resources
  • Community connections with natural community supports
  • Exploration of leisure activities
  • Support to meet daily needs: nutrition, medical and personal care
  • Individualized training
Independence Unlimited
Duffield, VA

Independence Unlimited, a fully integrated training facility for individuals with disabilities, fulfills contracts for many different area businesses. Products and services include floor care, landscaping, cleaning, first-aid supplies, medical kits, personal protection equipment and wiping cloths. Independence Unlimited offers these services competitively and with high quality standards.

Independence Unlimited opens doors to challenging and rewarding job opportunities for people with disabilities. Individuals develop marketable job skills that may lead to employment in the community.

Address:
225 Boone Trail Road
Duffield, Virginia, 24244

Phone: (276) 431-4473

Hours: M-F 8-4

Supported Employment

Intensive on-the-job training and support for people with disabilities places dependable workers in competitive employment. The service is a critical link to businesses and industries in search of qualified employees.

  • Employment skills training
  • Individual job counseling
  • Job development and placement
  • On the job training
  • Follow up support

Pre-Vocational / Day Support

Pre-Vocational / Day Support provides training to enable individuals with disabilities to improve their skills in:

  • Personal Care
  • Independent Living
  • Social Living Skills
  • Community Living Skills

Work Adjustment Services

Work Adjustment Services prepares the employee for placement in Supported Employment or Community Employment. The purpose of Work Adjustment is to sharpen existing skills that help individuals prepare for community employment. Work Adjustment Services Community-based psychosocial rehabilitation program is provided for people with serious or persistent mental illnesses.

  • Support for Community Living
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Socialization & Interpersonal Skills
  • Psychosocial Support Services

Sheltered Employment

Sheltered Employment is designed to assess and develop employee strengths at an integrated worksite.

  • Supported Employment
  • Pre-Vocational Support
  • Sheltered Employment
Mobile Crisis
Response Hotline
Tennessee

(877) 928-9062

Virginia

Lee County: (276) 346-3590
Scott County: (276) 225-0976
Wise County: (276) 523-8300

If you need additional assistance in Spanish, please contact our Interpreter at (423) 467-3726. Interpreting Services offered by Frontier Health are free.