To meet the health care and social needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, Hattie Larlham provides many different residential services. Residential services can be provided based on the age or medical needs of the person with developmental disabilities. Typically, residential services for children and young adults are provided at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio. The residential needs of adults with developmental disabilities are provided at community homes in neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities is a home for 130 children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
Hattie Larlham is a home, not just a medical center. The Center for Children with Disabilities features a theater room, with a giant wall screen and booming acoustics; a warm-water pool; and a multisensory room filled with twinkling and relaxing lights. There are rooms for families to gather. Open areas naturally lit by large windows and skylights provide for socialization and play.
A rite of passage for children growing up has always been bedroom decorating. Posters of favorite bands hang from the walls. Glow-in-the-dark stars and planets are placed on the ceiling. And toy chests overflowing with toys lay in the corner of the room. At the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities, bedrooms are personally decorated by the children and their families. A typical room includes family photos, TVs, radios, books and the children’s favorite toys.
The Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities sits on 27 acres in the cozy town of Mantua, Ohio. The NaturAll Walkway features multi-sensory and playground equipment like slides and swings adapted for children in wheelchairs. Shady overhangs and wheelchair ramps are included to seamlessly blend the abilities of all children. Adjacent to the playground is an area that is camper-ready with water hookup and a fire pit, perfect for families who like an extended visit with their loved one.
Phone: (330) 274-2272, ext. 3063
Dianna Bluso supervises programming, habilitation and social services at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities.
Hattie Larlham provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities in homes located in neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio.
Hattie Larlham community homes are skill and social appropriate settings for adults with developmental disabilities. Here, residents can contribute to household duties and interact with their neighbors and local communities.
Hattie Larlham residential services for adults with developmental disabilities are designed to make residents feel comfortable and at home. Residents are encouraged to decorate and furnish their rooms to match their personalities, styles and needs.
Hattie Larlham community homes incorporate universal design to ensure accessibility. Handrails and ramps make rooms, doors and hallways accessible to residents. Wide hallways allow people in wheelchairs room to freely move throughout the house. Kitchens have cutout baseboard that provide access to cupboards, cabinets and countertops. Bathrooms incorporate roll-in wheelchair-accessible showers and cutouts for access to sinks and countertops.
Hattie Larlham residential services staff provide for the medical, personal, recreational and behavioral needs of each resident. Community home activities encourage socialization with fellow residents while also maintaining an appropriate level of privacy.
Depending on the needs of the residents, Hattie Larlham community homes and residential services may include the following: