A Brief History
The Ryan's Way Corporation is a family owned business named after the youngest member of the family who is severely developmentally disabled. Throughout Ryan's life, it was evident that he would not follow the general rules and expectations that the majority of us do as we grow. He, instead, would do it his "Way". Ryan has had many obstacles and challenges but has been able to be with his family for the most part. While assisting Ryan with "Life's challenges", the family has experienced the frustrations of finding the type of services and care that someone with severe and profound disabilities requires. This has inspired the family to do what they can to provide an environment that will enhance the quality of life and assist individuals with similar challenges to maximize their potential.
We opened our first Adult Residential Facility(ARF) in 2005, after identifying the needs of our first clients, purchasing and renovating a home that was both safe and functional for individuals with developmental disabilities of whom some required intermittent medical services.
After much success with our initial home and increased demand as California has started shuttering State Hospitals which previously housed and cared for individuals with disabilities and placed them into community settings pursuant to the Lanterman Act of 1969 , Ryan's Way opened several more facilities.
In September of 2009, Ryan's Way entered a Management Agreement with Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego for the purchase of a Rady Children's Hospital owned Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD-N). The acquisition was finalized in May of 2010 and our "Aveley Place" joined the Ryan's Way family as our fourth facility.
What types of individuals can Ryan’s Way serve?
- Sex: Male and Female
- Age range: 18 - 59 years of age
- Have profound cognitive challenges
- Ambulatory Status: Non-ambulatory, require physical assistance to transfer
- May have sensory impairment - may be visually and/or hearing impaired
- May have severe communication impairment
- May not be able to participate in adult day activities on a daily basis
- Have medical needs requiring 24 hour nursing availability & Intermittent Medical Services
- May require total physical care
- May have moderate behavior challenges (such as self-injurious behaviors, screaming, crying, PICA and clothing removal/stripping)
- Dependent on others to met their social and recreational needs
- Inability to perform their own activities of daily living - personal hygiene, grooming, feeding, etc.
Activities of Daily Living/Self-Help Skills Program
The Activities of Daily Living Program is designed to encourage skill development. The general goal of the ADL Skills program is to preserve or improve the individual's skill in order to maximize their level of independence and normalization in routine daily activities. Listed below are activities, practices and training that may be emphasized during various segments of the ADL skills program. Appropriate adaptive devices will be
utilized as needed.
- Personal Hygiene - bathing, toothbrushing, hair care, nail care
- Dining skills - Meal prep, cooking, ability to feed self
Sensory Integration / Stimulation Program
The overall goal of the Sensory Integration/ Stimulation Program is to remedy handicapping influences of sensory deprivation by:
- Preserving and improving the individual's gross motor and fine motor developmental abilities for independent function.
- Improving environmental awareness and position in space by use of sensory stimulation.
- Maintaining and increasing range of motion of the extremities to enable more independent functioning.
- Placing individuals in optimal positions for preventing contractures, improving respiration and circulation, and receiving environmental stimulation.
The following activities will be emphasized during segments of the sensory motor program depending upon the individual's level of functioning:
- Tactile stimulation
- Auditory stimulation
- Visual stimulation
- Kinesthetic stimulation
- Hand function
- Range of Motion