In 1996, John was an emergency placement at the Washington Group Home. He'd just come out of a very negative home situations and was removed by APS. For the next fifteen years, John lived in a variety of environments. Throughout his time at each, there were incidences of verbal and physical aggression. It was clear he seemed overstimulated by too many other clients and staff.
How NOSS Helped
In 2016, John began utilizing NOSS remote supports overnight from 11pm-6am, during which he was completely alone. After this switch, incidences of verbal and physical aggression reduced dramatically. However, because John still had staff during the day, there were still some incidences of this behavior. In 2021, John's team decided he would be better served with more alone time, so they decided to utilize remote supports during the day in addition to overnights.
This change improved John's quality of life tremendously. The incidences of negative behavior decreased significantly. John is much happier and more cooperative given more independence, according to his Behavior Specialist. If you go by to visit him today, you'll probably find him on his front porch on his favorite swing.