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Friday 30 Jan 2015

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Welcome to the Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. (L.A.D.D., Inc.) website!  

L.A.D.D., Inc. is a Michigan Non-Profit, Tax Exempt, Human Service, Federal 501 C3 Corporation.  Since 1978, L.A.D.D., Inc. has provided services and supports for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. 

At L.A.D.D., Inc. our Mission, Vision and Values are the foundation and culture of our organization. They are the philosophy and ethics that guide us in our delivery of services and in all of our interactions with the people we serve, their families/legal representatives, our co-workers/employees, regulatory agencies, and the community as a whole; everyone is our customer. 

Each and every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect; communication is vital to this process. What we say and how we say it, including our tone of voice and body language, demonstrates dignity and respect. We truly believe that all people are equally important and have different strengths that must be appreciated. We work together as a team and appreciate the strengths that each of us brings to the team. Our strengths and differences are what make each and every one of us unique and interesting as well as helps us each to expand our ideas. These qualities have allowed us to continue to grow as an organization while still providing quality services. 

L.A.D.D., Inc. provides person-centered, individualized supports to people living in the community. The individual's skills, strengths, and abilities help to build a plan of achieving their goals and building supports to help them be as independent as possible and a contributing citizen in their community.  Our goal at L.A.D.D., Inc. is to assist individuals in maintaining and expanding independence and to fully participate and contribute to everything their community has to offer.  Services are currently provided in Berrien, Cass, Calhoun, Oakland, and Van Buren Counties.

L.A.D.D., Inc. is accredited by CARF, The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.  CARF is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit accrediting body. CARF promotes quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through an accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.  L.A.D.D., Inc. has been CARF Accredited since 1998.  

 

L.A.D.D., Inc. is accredited by CARF, a nationally recognized not for profit accrediting body that promotes quality, value and optimal outcomes of support services through an accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served. Due to the variety of options that exist for services, finding one that has an accreditation often makes the choice of services a bit easier.

L.A.D.D., Inc. has been CARF accredited since 1998 and has received a Three-Year Accreditation at each survey.

In order for an organization to receive a Three-Year Accreditation the organization shows that it satisfies each of the CARF Accreditation Conditions and demonstrates substantial conformance to the standards. It is designed and operated to benefit the persons served. Its current method of operation appears likely to be maintained and/or improved in the foreseeable future. The organization demonstrates ongoing quality improvement and continuous conformance from any previous period of CARF accreditation.

To learn more about CARF and the standards they uphold, follow this link http://www.carf.org/home/

 

To view our most recent CARF survey please click here.

 

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Another great way you can help us is by making a donation!

L.A.D.D., Inc. provides much needed help for vulnerable people who need additional support to live in their community and access exciting new experiences.  Your contribution makes our communities a stronger more inclusive and positive place to live and celebrate life in.  Your generous donations help us to enrich the lives of the people we serve in many ways, such as: 

•Assist with rent and/or security deposits for affordable, safe, good quality housing.

•Assist with needed repairs to the person’s home in order to maintain a safe living environment. 

•Assistance with maintaining utilities.

•Assistance with purchasing items necessary for the safe operation of the person’s home.

•Assistance with purchasing clothes and other seasonal items for the person such as winter boots and coats.

•Funding to attend special events like concerts, plays, musicals and holiday parties.

•Funding to attend zoos, museums, charter buses to go for city tour or visits to places like Navy Pier in Chicago.

•Funding for specialized training for families and people with disabilities that teach about health, nutrition and safety.    

Your donation may qualify as tax deductible.  Please donate today and be a part of “Making the Difference” in someone’s life.  

To make a donation please click here:

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FOR A MORE INFORMATION AND A LIST OF RECALLS PLEASE VISIT
 The FDA Website.  

 


January 12, 2015 — Cumin: Zenobia Company LLC. Of Yonkers, NY is recalling MY Spice Sage Cumin Ground in its 1 oz, 4 oz, 4.9 oz, 16 oz and 50 pound packages, because they may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

January 9, 2015 — Black Bean Burgers: BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut.

January 9, 2015 — Cumin: New Castle, PA and Zelienople, PA — Con Yeager Spice Company has issued a voluntary recall for multiple sized packages under multiple brand names of ground cumin and multiple seasoning blends (containing ground cumin) due to undeclared Peanut allergens in the ground cumin.

January 9, 2015 — Apples: Bakersfield, Calif. — Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the results of findings from additional tests performed on samples collected from Bidart Bros. apple processing plant. Test results confirm two strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found at the apple processing facility and are believed to be the same strains associated with the outbreak. Those same strains were also found in Bidart Bros. apples collected from a retailer by the FDA. Today, the CDC confirmed that the majority of the persons made ill reported consuming caramel-coated apples.

December 29, 2014 — Austin, TX —TEN BC LLC of Austin, TX is recalling its 10 ounce packages of "Tommy’s Superfoods Santa Fe Rice" because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

December 31, 2014 – Campos Foods, LLC, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,300 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The recalled products contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

December 26, 2014 - Cumin Products: Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients of Gonzales, Texas is voluntarily recalling cumin products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. We were notified by one of our third party suppliers that one of the spice ingredients purchased contains peanut proteins, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

December 24, 2014 — Raw Milk Cheddar Cheese: Lakeview, MI — Farm Country Cheese House of, Lakeview Michigan is recalling 1136.53 pounds of Raw Milk Cheddar, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

December 19, 2014 – Chili Seasoning Kits: New Orleans, LA – Reily Foods Co., New Orleans, announced today it is recalling certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third-party supplier contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

December 18, 2014 —  Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds: Frankfort, IN. — Frankfort -based Zachary Confections, Inc. announced today a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Market Pantry Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, sold exclusively at Target Stores, because they include peanuts which are not declared on the label.

December 19, 2014 – Peanut Butter & Cranberry Nutrition Bars: SAN DIEGO, CA – After Perfect Bar’s routine product testing, the company is issuing a nationwide recall of specific lot numbers of its Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch flavor recipes due to potential contamination of Salmonella.

December 5, 2014 -- BBQ Sauce: Media contact: Harold Kemler, Owner, 517-521-3358 Webberville – Son-in-Law Products of Webberville, MI is recalling 12 oz bottles ofHot Smoking BBQ, Medium Smoking BBQ, Garlic Horseradish BBQ, Honey Horseradish BBQ, and Cherry BBQ sauces because they may contain undeclared fish. People who have allergies to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

Testimonials

"L.A.D.D., Inc. is an excellent provider and I am well pleased with all their efforts."

Website Support

 For all questions and concerns reguarding this website please contact support@laddinc.net.

Office Contact Information

West Office:
Main Line: (269)782-0654
Fax: (269)782-3828

East Office:
Main Line: (248)625-3870
Fax: (248)620-0180

Recipient Rights Booklet

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Training Opportunities 

 L.A.D.D., Inc. has extensive experience in and currently provides services in the following areas: Community Living Supports, Respite, Specialized Residential, Self Determination, Personal and Social Services, Older Adult Services-Assisted Living and in home services, Supported Employment and competitive, wage employment opportunities.