Welcome to our Family Corner

We believe in partnering with parents and family members of the people we support to ensure their health and well being. We have created this page to share critical information and resources to help them care for their loved ones and access our most up to date policies and procedures.

Visitation Policy Update

Dear friends and family members,
We have been provided guidelines to allow visitations by parents and families. This is long overdue but it seems prudent to contain the virus and limit spread to reduce contact. We, at IRI, continue to believe that family engagement is important for healthy living and encourage it. However, we are concerned that we will be introducing more risk by virtue of this renewed contact regardless of the most restrictive precautions. The coronavirus is both highly contagious, often debilitating and for some populations deadly. We still do not have therapeutics and a vaccine that is safe and effective is still 11-18 months away according to the experts. As we partner to care for your loved ones, I am asking that you consider carefully these visits for your safety, that of your loved ones, the safety of other people who live in the house and the safety of the staff who have just done an extraordinary job following our best guidance informed by the experts from the CDC, DOH, OPWDD and the NIH.

Below are the most updated visitation policies for your reference and review:

Activities & Events

    2019 DSP Appreciation Week

    IRI's commitment to being a preferred employer begins by appreciating our team members for their dedication and tireless efforts in ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live the best lives that they are able with whatever supports are needed. These supports begin and end with our Direct Support Professionals without whom we could not achieve our mission and goals. We thank these team members who are the backbone of IRI and appreciate them for what they do every day. But this month we (the board of directors at IRI and the leadership team) took special care to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our DSPs with a series of events throughout the week of September 8-14. Our DSPs were invited to participate in special breakfasts, relaxation massages, raffles and our grand DSP recognition event. We specially celebrated 16 people whose work anniversary with IRI ranged between 27 years and 15 years by having an incredible extravaganza where all our Direct Support Staff were truly the stars. We laughed, we ate, we danced and played games; and had a good time with each other. Again, thank you for all you do every day. We are proud to be your team members. Pictures are worth a thousand words, take a look.

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