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DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION

Lakeland Village

picture of buildings at Lakeland.

Lakeland Village is a state operated 24-hour facility that provides all facets of training, education and healthcare for about 250 individuals with developmental disabilities. Originally established in 1914, the facility is now certified for 60 Nursing Facility beds and 190 Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) beds. The facility's purpose is to provide appropriate, comprehensive, quality services that meet individual needs, honor human and legal rights, and promote independence and self-management in personalized home-like environments.

People who receive services at Lakeland Village have a wide range of needs, from profound physical and mental challenges to co-occurring conditions, such as intellectual disabilities and mental illness. The Nursing Facility provides active treatment through nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and leisure activities. The ICF/ID provides active treatment through habilitation programming in residential, vocational, leisure therapy, and behavior support modalities as well as medical and nursing services and therapies. The facility also provides short term respite services for up to five people at a time.

Lakeland Village residents have an extensive day program that involves sensory integrative and interactive techniques such as touch, pressure, massage, aromatherapy, relaxation, music, environmental controls, micro technology, audio/visual sensory stimulating activities, and movement. Programs incorporate activation of electronic and assistive devices for cause and effect reaction, response to stimulation, computer programs, ball play, textures, etc. Through these programs, clients have achieved measured success to reduce sensory defensiveness, anxiety, aggression, self-injurious behavior, and success in increasing or maintaining joint and muscle range of motion. Residents have vocational/employment opportunities and may work in a store on campus, recycle, provide print shop service, work in the greenhouse, or produce ceramics as well as perform contracted work for community businesses.

There is also a "College in Residence Volunteer" (CIRV) program that offers college students campus housing in exchange for 15 hours of volunteer work weekly. The students focus on enhancing social interactions with residents and educate other students about people with developmental disabilities.

Admission to Lakeland Village is coordinated through DDD Region 1 Field Services staff.