TCRC has demonstrated leadership at the local level as well as at the state level in developing and testing alternatives to traditional day services. Over the past three years, TCRC has piloted services that provide more flexibility and are person-centered.
Micro-enterprise support has been one of these projects. In 2006, over 13 persons were supported by TCRC to pursue their own innovative business.
Facility based programs with community integration as the primary focus for the day were piloted several years ago. These programs are thriving.
In 2007 , a pilot program for the Adaptor Model was tested. This program encourages the development of a network in the person's community in order to find natural and inexpensive resources to support the person-centered plan. Micro-enterprise can also be part of the plan.
All of this accomplished at the local level, TCRC has concurrently provided the initial idea, support and stakeholder follow-up for SB 1270 (Chesborough). The Senate Bill pioneers the work for building stakeholder consensus about the best ways of incorporating alternatives services into the daily lives of persons served.