My loved one is particularly vulnerable and probably not capable of self-defense if challenged by a peer. How does your company protect my loved one from potential aggression from peers?
We intervene, when necessary, with the placement of individuals with peers that are altogether a good fit in any particular home. We attempt to avoid predictable conflicts by discouraging placement of individuals who are likely to compete for dominance or otherwise engage in conflict that is likely to escalate. We strive to serve individuals who are not significantly aggressive, although we understand that many people with intellectual disabilities experience much higher levels of frustration and communication impairment, and understandably are more likely to act out. Most importantly, we train staff to detect triggers and intervene to prevent dangerous conflicts, as we fully accept our responsibility to ensure the safety of all of the individuals we serve at all times.