Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Resources for Human Development has been serving adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and helping them lead more fulfilling lives since 1972, when it established the Lower Merion Vocational Training Center.

Today, RHD offers dozens of programs, both daylong and residential services, that include a variety of effective and innovative approaches, such as creative arts therapies, the companion model and more. Community-based programs such as Lifesharing and Evergreen are specifically tailored to adults and children with autism and related behaviors, supporting their ability to develop life skills and achieve independence.

RHD specializes in creating solutions to a wide variety of community challenges. RHD’s Mainstay services, for example, provide supervised community-based residential program designed to provide a range of established and innovative rehabilitation strategies for adults with developmental disabilities and problematic sexual behaviors who are in need of clinical/forensic treatment. The program focuses on community and personal safety, accountability, competence, least restrictive alternative, normalization, due process and control.

Employee of the year

Ella, a client at RHD DeFuniak Springs, is honored for excelling at her job at a local hospital.

At the center of each program is RHD’s belief that people of all abilities are of equal worth, deserving of respect and dignity. RHD is always looking for better ways to help our partners live more fulfilling and independent lives. Take advantage of our unique, innovative approach to human services, and put our experience and enthusiasm to work for you.

For more information:

  • Bernie Glavin
  • Executive Vice President
  • 215-951-0300 ext 3290
  • Bernard@rhd.org

Programs

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
Click here to see a complete listing of programs.
  • Adesha Village

    Adesha Village is a therapeutic community providing personalized residential, behavioral, day, and lifesharing. to adults with special mental health needs and intellectual and developmental differences.

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  • Beyond Boundaries

    Beyond Boundaries provides community based living arrangements for individuals who have both intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health challenges. All residents are encouraged to function as independently as possible by …

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  • Blank Canvas Studios

    Blank Canvas Studios is a creative arts program for individuals with developmental disabilities, providing people of all ability levels the opportunity to create and be celebrated for their very special …

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  • Center for Creative Works

    The Center for Creative Works is a unique, creative day service program with a focus on arts and arts based skill-building, education, in-house generated vocational opportunities and community involvement for …

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  • Choices

    Choices supports people with intellectual disabilities by assisting them in the process of reintegration to the community. Employees help people improve daily living skills, medication management, social skills training, transportation, …

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  • Community Passages

    Community Passages is a community-based residential program designed to provide a homelike environment for individuals with developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses, many of whom present significantly challenging behaviors and most …

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  • Early Intervention

    Early Intervention provides treatment for infants and toddlers, birth to three years, with developmental delays. The program has a family focus on skill training to enhance developmental skills of the …

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  • Fine Line Studios

    Fine Line Studios offers adults with disabilities an outlet for unbridled creativity and self-expression through visual arts, music, and community involvement. We provide individuals with the tools and materials to …

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  • Gaining Respect and Opportunity with Teaching and Hope (GROWTH)

    GROWTH (Gaining Respect & Opportunities with Teaching and Hope) Community Participation Supports (CSP) is non-facility based and provides the opportunity for individuals to achieve their goals for community life in …

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  • Genesis

    Genesis provides community-based living arrangements for people with developmental disabilities, with a focus on delivering specialized supports around individuals’ physical health care needs using a comprehensive wellness plan. Residents are …

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  • Harmony

    RHD Harmony (originally Concepts) has served individuals with intellectual disabilities in traditional CLA residential settings in the Philadelphia area since 1988.  The foundation of our success is our commitment to …

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  • IDEATE

    IDEATE is an inclusive employment organization dedicated to providing clinically guided support to individuals with barriers to getting and sustaining earning opportunities. Our mission is to support our clients to …

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  • Imagine That!

    Imagine That! is an innovative creative arts studio for people with intellectual disabilities. We offer creativity-based healing and learning opportunities for artists of all abilities, empowering people to realize their …

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  • Kansas City Residential/Office Administration

    RHD Missouri’s Residential Program meets clients’ needs with respect and dignity and places a premium on quality of life. We offer shared living service options that include companion and host …

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  • Live Yes Studios

    Live Yes Studios is an alternative arts-based day program for adults with developmental disabilities that seeks to break down societal barriers and create a space where individuality is fostered. Live …

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  • Mainstay Delaware

    Mainstay Delaware provides therapeutic neighborhood group homes for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. Our program goals are safe community reintegration, through improving upon daily living skills, medication …

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  • Mainstay Philadelphia

    Supervised community-based residential program designed to provide a range of established and innovative rehabilitation strategies for adults with developmental disabilities. The program focuses on community and personal safety, accountability, competence, …

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  • Mainstay United

    Mainstay United offers a range of residential, behavioral, and independent living skills support, within a rehabilitative model, for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program specializes in helping people who have …

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  • Mainstay Western PA

    Supervised community-based residential program designed to provide a range of established and innovative rehabilitation strategies for adults with developmental disabilities. The program focuses on community and personal safety, accountability, competence, …

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  • Misty Harbor

    Misty Harbor is a 12-bed community group home for people with mental illness who have low stress tolerances, limited coping abilities, and possible drug and alcohol addictions. The program provides …

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  • NJ STEP

    Specialized Teams Empowering People (STEP) provides supervised community-based residential program designed to provide a range of established and innovative rehabilitation strategies for adults with mental health issues as well as …

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  • Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Office

    This is RHD’s administrative office for the Lehigh Valley and Pocono region of Pennsylvania. Programs administered from this office include the following: The Lodge The Lodge Café Crossroads Supportive Housing …

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  • Outside The Lines Studio

    The mission of Outside the Lines is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with the tools and materials to create art and the supports to define themselves as artists. Outside …

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  • RHD Boston

    RHD Boston provides residential, day and individual supports for men and women with developmental disabilities, a dual diagnoses of mental illness and/or physical disabilities. The program focuses on a person-centered …

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  • RHD Connecticut

    RHD Connecticut provides residential community living arrangements, day services, and individual habilitative supports to people who have developmental disabilities in the West and South regions in Connecticut. Currently RHD CT …

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  • RHD DeFuniak Springs

    RHD DeFuniak Springs is a community-based clubhouse model and day program serving adults with developmental disabilities. Includes training in activities of daily living, pre-vocational skills, job exploration, volunteer services, work …

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  • RHD Life Sharing

    RHD Lifesharing program offers community-based residential services, unlicensed home & community habilitation, and respite services for people with intellectual developmental disabilities and/or autism. Host families share their homes and life …

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  • RHD Missouri

    RHD Missouri provides supported living and day program services to people with developmental disabilities in Kansas City and the St. Louis metropolitan area. The supported living program specializes in a …

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  • RHD Nebraska-Lincoln

    RHD Nebraska-Lincoln provides residential supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in the Lincoln metro areas. RHD Nebraska specializes in providing true person-centered services to assist individuals in facilitating a meaningful …

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  • RHD Nebraska-Omaha

    RHD Nebraska-Oamaha provides residential and vocational supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. RHD Nebraska specializes in providing true person-centered services to assist individuals in facilitating a meaningful and successful life …

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  • RHD North Carolina

    RHD NC provides residential supports and services for adults with diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities, serious and persistent mental illness and adults with dual diagnosis of mental illness and …

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  • RHD Shared Living

    Resources for Human Development’s Shared Living program develops housing and community-based support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Shared Living provider is a community-based, family-oriented home that offers …

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  • RHD South Dakota

    RHD South Dakota delivers person-centered case management services to people with intellectual disabilities, identifying resources and connecting people to those resources that are “Important To, and Important For” them. Through …

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  • Residential Service Systems (RSS)

    RSS provides supervised living (CLA) and supported living (SLA), shared housing, individual home ownership, education, training, and clinical treatment services for men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout …

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  • Shining Through

    RHD Shining Through is a multi-faceted community-based residential program that provides services to adults diagnosed with behavioral health challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities living in the community. The program …

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  • St. Louis Residential/Office Administration

    RHD Missouri’s Residential Program meets clients’ needs with respect and dignity and places a premium on quality of life. We offer shared living service options that include companion and host …

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  • Valiant Studios

    Valiant Studios is an arts and music based program featuring artists who experience developmental disabilities, fostering growth in every artist’s passion, creativity, and individuality.

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  • Wister Street

    Wister Street provides a therapeutic residential environment for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who have some history of forensic involvement. The transitional program helps people learn social, emotional, …

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