Omar is a 23-year-old young man with a severe intellectual/developmental disability. After many years of being treated for seizures, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, STXBP1, at the age of 16. Omar is nonverbal and needs help with simple daily routines such as eating and personal hygiene. Due to his cognitive level, Omar needs constant supervision and cannot be left alone.
While attending public school, he had an established routine and system that worked for him and his family. After graduating from high school at the age of 22, this system was no longer available. For someone like Omar, who thrives on a daily routine, he took it very hard, there was a huge void in his daily activities, and a sense of isolation started. His whole world has changed tremendously overnight.
As a parent of a young man with special needs, Omar’s mom wants him to have things to do, places to go as well as friends and people in his life to care about him in a safe, secure, and positive place. Choice Living Community helps clients like Omar build a strong circle of support, so he can count on the pursuit of his daily goals. It brings new opportunities for him to learn, socialize, enhance his life skills, and to make meaningful and everlasting differences in his life.