Helping Individuals Reach Their Fullest Potential

Residential Services

The Residential program at UCO of Miami serves approximately 75 adults in group homes and 27 in condominiums. The residential group homes in the northeast and southwest area of the county consist of single and double occupancy bedrooms. Two homes offer private bedrooms exclusively, totally wheelchair accessible. The condominiums are set up with one private bedroom and one larger double occupancy bedroom located in the Kendall area. We have a one unique group home set up in an efficiency style apartment with a bathroom, kitchenette, and sleeping quarters for those individuals seeking a more independent living arrangement but still with the supervision of a group home in the North Miami area. The homes are licensed by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities as Standard and or Behavior Focus.

The Residential Program provides services to individuals who have a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities and needs, including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, hearing and visual impairments and emotional disorders.

The primary goal of the residential department is to provide an environment that creates opportunities for personal choice and personal growth so each person is able to live as independent a life as possible. This is achieved through residential habilitation. We teach the individuals to perform a variety of everyday skills that most people take for granted including self-care, money management, and cooking, cleaning, and interpersonal skills. UCO is known for its exciting community-based activities program including movies, bowling, fishing, basketball, bingo nights, and block parties. Independent living is essential, people need to feel like they have a level of control. It may also help residents to learn first-aid and how that can be positive in helping themselves if they are ever accidentally hurt. Their family/carers can get a first aid box together, why not try here to find some supplies, so it is on hand when needed.

The Residential program also provides behavioral interventions to individuals who require behavioral services. The focus is placed on positive approaches and natural consequences versus punishment. The residents are encouraged to participate in a variety of anger management and coping skills classes that allow them to learn the proper expression of their emotions.

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Murrill-Johnson

Associate Director of Adult Services
1411 NW 14 Avenue, Miami, FL 33125
T: 786-785-4706 ext. 1228 or 1607

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