Services & Specialized Services

Berkshire’s Center for Independent Living has been a leader in the independent living industry since its inception in 1983. We are proud to be one of the most trusted providers of services and products for individuals with disabilities throughout the Berkshires.

Independent Living ServicesSpecialized Services

Our Services

Services provided by AdLib empower people with disabilities to make their own decisions and achieve a greater level of independence. AdLib provides the following core services:

Information & Referral

Advocacy

Peer Counseling

Skills Training

Transition Services

Information & Referral

AdLib’s Information and Referral services provide consumers with a wealth of knowledge about disabilities and the resources available to them. Our services empower people with disabilities to make informed decisions and achieve greater levels of independence.

We are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information about services, supports, and programs that can help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

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Advocacy

When you need someone in your corner, count on AdLib to be your disability advocate. We provide consumer-directed advocacy services on any issue important to you so that you can make your own decisions and achieve a greater level of independence. Our services are tailored to each individual so that you can get the most out of your advocacy experience. With AdLib, you’ll finally have a voice in the decisions that affect your life- let us help you make it heard.

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Peer Counseling

AdLib’s Peer Counseling services provide an invaluable resource for people with disabilities who want to resolve their problems and achieve greater independence. Through the understanding, caring, and common experience of another person with a disability, consumers are able to get support and resolve their issues in a positive and constructive way. This service is an essential part of AdLib’s mission to empower people with disabilities and help them lead full and independent lives.

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Skills Training

AdLib’s Skills Training Program is designed to help the consumer develop those skills necessary to achieve or enhance an independent lifestyle. Our services empower people with disabilities to make their own decisions and achieve a greater level of independence. We provide our clients with the tools they need to succeed, and our highly trained staff is here to support them every step of the way. With AdLib’s Skills Training Program, you will have the confidence and ability to take control of your life and reach your full potential.

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Transition Services

AdLib’s Transition Services help consumers move to community living by providing individualized assistance in areas such as housing, access, independent living skills, employment, and education. Our services empower people with disabilities to make their own decisions and achieve a greater level of independence. We are committed to helping our clients lead fulfilling and meaningful lives in the community.

Our team of skilled professionals provides support and guidance every step of the way, ensuring that each client has the resources and tools they need to succeed. AdLib’s Transition Services can make your transition to community living smooth and successful.

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Specialized Services

In addition to our five core services, we offer these additional services.

ADA Technical Assistance

AdLib is an educational resource for individuals and the community on issues concerning disabilities and the law. AdLib can provide materials, information, accessibility studies and presentations on the ADA.

Aging & Disability Resource Consortium

Along with Elder Services of Berkshire County and other community organizations, AdLib works to enhance community based options for people with disabilities and elders in Berkshire County.

Art at AdLib Program

AdLib provides weekly creative art and sewing workshops. The program offers a positive enriching experience in the arts.

Housing

AdLib is an information, referral and advocacy source on affordable housing in Berkshire County.

Long Term Care Options Program

AdLib’s Option’s Program helps consumers, family members & caregivers make informed choices about long term services, supports and settings.

MRC Vocational Referral Program

With the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, AdLib helps eligible consumers acquire job readiness skills.

Personal Care Management Program

AdLib’s PCM Program empowers MassHealth eligible consumers to manage their daily living by employing Personal Care Attendants. The PCA’s assist in such chores as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation.

Representative Payee Program

AdLib acts as a third party representative payee to assist people in managing their money and meeting their basic living needs.

Transition to Adulthood Program

AdLib is an educational resource for individuals and the community on issues concerning disabilities and the law. AdLib can provide materials, information, accessibility studies and presentations on the ADA.

Transportation Services

AdLib is an educational resource for individuals and the community on issues concerning disabilities and the law. AdLib can provide materials, information, accessibility studies and presentations on the ADA.

Weight & Seating Independence Project (WISP)

AdLib is a host site for a wheelchair accessible scale. Using this scale, consumers can improve their health by routinely tracking their weight at our independent living center. WISP is a project of the MassMATCH Assistive Technology Program for Massachusetts and funded through a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
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About the AdLib Team

AdLib, Inc. is a non-profit Independent Living Center that provides community-based services for people with disabilities in Berkshire County. Our goal is to empower people with disabilities to live more independently and have control of their own lives. We offer a variety of services that can help people with disabilities achieve greater independence, including independent living skills training, peer support, and advocacy.

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