Licensed by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Duvall Homes operates a growing network of 13 individual group homes throughout Volusia County serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities from Florida and across the United States.
Since 1945, Duvall Homes has had a long history as an organization that provides residency, 24-hour care, programs and services and adult day training for clients age 22 and over with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
As part of Duvall Homes’ Residential and Habilitation Services, supervision and training are provided to assist clients to acquire, maintain and become more independent in life-skill areas of daily living, self-care activities and other social and community-integrated skills. The services focus on being successful in accomplishing personal hygiene skills such as bathing and oral hygiene; homemaking skills such as food preparation, vacuuming and laundry; and social and adaptive skills to enable the individual to reside and be happy in the community.
Residential Habilitation Training is developed and implemented by each individual’s Support Team, including the client’s family, Residential Program Managers (Group Home Managers), Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professionals (QDDP), Life Skills Development Coordinator, medical staff, friends and other support professionals. DSPs are essential caregivers who are responsible for assisting in, and reporting on, the coordination and supervision of residential services for individuals with developmental
disabilities 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Transportation is provided Monday through Friday from the group homes to the Adult Day Training (ADT) program at the Opportunities Enrichment Center.
Group homes at Duvall Homes offer private and semi-private bedrooms and many positive aspects that institutional settings do not, one of which is the smaller intimate setting with a warm family-home atmosphere.