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For more than 30 years, Boundless has been providing valuable programs and services to thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Franklin County. A private, not-for-profit organization, Boundless offers unique residential and family support programs that are customized to meet the evolving needs of every individual.
Our innovative team-based approach to care recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and provides opportunities for them to become an integral part of their community. From residential options to employment assistance and social connections, Boundless celebrates each individual and the gifts they have to offer, and encourages them to become active participants in the neighborhoods where they live, work, and play.
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Martin Yate's Story
Martin Yates moved into the Morse Road Intermediate Care Facility in 2002. Martin likes living at Morse Road because there are a lot of people around to talk to about issues that are concerning him and things that interest him. Martin needs to rely on staff to assist him with his showers and staying clean, they help him look nice and dress sharp, and keep his room clean. Staff also, most importantly to Martin, listen and talk to him and help him turn his TV or music on or off in his room. Even though these are the expectations he has for staff, he still wants to do as much as he can for himself without relying on staff for assistance. He appreciates it when staff ask him before jumping in to assist him. In 2015, Martin was asked to participate in a pilot project using assistive technology to increase his independence and enable him to more easily access his environment. Amazon Echo, a voice activated computer application designed to interface with appliances and other features in the home, was introduced to Martin. He learned how to use the device and was able to turn the lights in his bedroom on/off, turn his TV on/off, listen to music when he wants (he can often be heard saying “Alexa play Michael Jackson”), and to make music mixes for the various parties where he is the DJ extraordinaire. This has helped Martin market his DJ skills and he has been paid for several events. Martin states he loves Alexa because he can turn things on and off and listen to music whenever he wants and he doesn’t have to ask staff for assistance. He can also watch whatever he want on tv without having staff “ being in his business”. The mission of his Morse team is to partner with Martin to achieve goals he has identified as important while continuing to support his goals/dreams as he changes and grows.