Each child has their own set of goals to improve communication, motor, and social skills. ChildServe’s SCL program allows children and young adults to safely explore their community, and join activities they’re interested in. From learning to make a bed or do their laundry, to getting a library card or planning a night with their friends, children in ChildServe’s SCL program focus on a variety of life skills.
Why choose ChildServe?
ChildServe caregivers have education, experience, and training in serving children and young adults with special healthcare needs. We provide additional training for staff when they are assigned to a child or young adult.
services take place in each child’s community or home, to ensure that new skills develop in places they will be used again.
Who We Serve
Brain Injury (BI) Medicaid Waiver
Intellectual Disability (ID) Medicaid Waiver
In SCL, children and young adults learn to participate more fully in their community while developing greater independence and life skills. Each child and young adult is matched with a caregiver who helps them work towards reaching their goals. Typical activities often include but are not limited to the following:
Daily Living Skills
Making a bed, cooking a meal, cleaning their room, and learning laundry skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I refer a child to this service?
Referrals can be made by a number of interested parties including the child’s parent/guardian, physicians, case managers, therapists, or other members of the child’s care team. To refer a child to the SCL program or request more information, call the location-specific numbers below:
- Ames: 515-817-2231
- Iowa City: 319-665-3216
- Johnston: 515-251-5533
Where do services take place?
When do services take place?
Depending on the skill being learned, services may be provided between 6 am-10 pm, any day of the week. For example, if a child is working to become more independent at getting ready in the morning, the SCL session would take place in the child’s home, during their usual morning routine timeframe.
How often do services take place?
ChildServe’s SCL services are scheduled at least twice weekly, for 2-4 hours at a time. This allows children and young adults to see the best results in working toward their goals.
What happens if I need to cancel?
Your child is expected to participate in all SCL scheduled shifts. Please make every attempt to reschedule any missed shifts. If cancellation is necessary, please provide notice to your child’s assigned staff. Please contact your child’s SCL supervisor to report schedule changes.
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If you would like to make a referral, or if you have questions for our team, please call the location of your choice or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ChildServe - Johnston
ChildServe - Iowa City
ChildServe - Ames
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 5,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.
Johnston | 515-727-8750
Ames | 515-232-7220
Des Moines | 515-280-5332
Iowa City | 319-351-5437
Cedar Rapids | 319-777-7450
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