Our Vision is to create a community of support that empowers all individuals to achieve a higher quality of life.
Hi, my name is Abby Bell, at Independence Fitz You, we strive to provide each individual with opportunities to live meaningful, productive, and fulfilling lives. We understand the importance of informed decision-making, collaboration, and building on an individual’s strengths in order to achieve optimal outcomes. Through the use of therapeutic interventions, and with a commitment to personal choice, consumers will receive quality care and supports in their homes, communities, and places of work. Clinical expertise, offered weekly by the CEO/OT, will allow all involved to feel heard, respected and empowered. Let’s work together to unlock your greatest potential!
Community Inclusion Services support individuals in gaining the skills necessary to live safely within their homes and communities. Our life skills coaches will provide encouragement, prompting, and assistance to clients so that they may achieve their goals, including activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs are person-centered and involve anything that a client considers important and necessary to living a more productive, healthy and independent life.
Systematic Skill Building (SSB) is a service designed to support individuals in acquiring skills that promote their independence and participation in the greater community. SSB utilizes techniques from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). These techniques help consumers to acquire and enhance their abilities related to communication, social skills, community participation, relevant vocations and independent living in order to improve the overall quality of life.
Supportive Employment offers a variety of options including vocational assessments, job nding, job coaching and extended job-related assistance, all while using a client-centered approach. This approach keeps individuals at the forefront of the decision-making process. Employment not only awards clients the opportunity to be contributing members of their communities, but it also creates a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Behavioral Specialist Consulting Services provide support to individuals who may have disruptive or destructive behaviors. These behaviors can create obstacles and hinder opportunities for living safely at home or for active involvement in their communities. With the help of a Behavioral Specialist, consumers use an individualized, comprehensive plan – supporting them, their families and those working with them – in order to gain and utilize skills that improve their independence.
The Fresh Start Program provides subsidized housing for those with autism and intellectual disabilities who wish to live independently but who do not qualify for home or community supervised care services. The subsidized housing is o ered based on income and allows our direct support sta to provide customized life skills training. Sta will maintain consistent communication with the CEO in order to optimize outcomes.
Weekly Oversight and Mentorship from an Occupational Therapist (OT) with clinical experience: Independence Fitz You is founded by an OT whose passion is helping consumers achieve their goals and live with independence. Each individual receives weekly visits from the CEO/OT so that she can consult with him/her, the family and the staff in order to build personal relationships and address goal-specific objectives for optimizing progress. Through a large professional network of clinicians from various disciplines (OT/PT/SLP/BS/RN), the CEO can access numerous resources for strategies and guidance in areas of need.
Founder and CEO: Abigail Fitz Bell, OTR/L
Serving Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, and Lancaster Counties
Community Inclusion Services Systematic Skill Building (SSB) Supportive Employment Behavioral Specialist Consulting Services Fresh Start Program Weekly Oversight and Mentorship