The Mission of Jay Nolan Community Services, Inc. (JNCS) is to enable individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental disabilities to live fulfilling lives as members of the community by providing support services customized to their individual needs.
JNCS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1975 by members of the Autism Society of LA. Initially named Programs for the Developmentally Handicapped, Inc., JNCS operated a social and recreational Saturday program, group homes, and day programs.
By 1990, the group home concept that had been "state of the art" in the 1970's and 1980's, became an example of what not to do because it gave very little thought to the needs and wants of the individuals being served. Leaders around the nation in the field of disability advocacy were advocating a change to individualized, community based support services.
In 1992, JNCS began changing the way it provided services. The organization closed its group homes and began providing supports to people to enable them to live in their own homes, have jobs, and participate in other valued activities during the day.
Today, JNCS provides an array of support services in Los Angeles and its surrounding counties and in Santa Clara County, offering individualized planning, guided by the needs and wishes of the person receiving services and his or her circle of support.
JNCS' philosophy is based on the belief that with the right kinds of support and assistance, individuals with disabilities can pursue their hopes and dreams and live to their full potential within the community.
It is an ideal of inclusion rather than exclusion and segregation.
Jay Nolan's services break down into the following categories:
- Family Support Services
- Supported Living Services
- Day Support
- Supported Employment Services
Because of the nature of our business, the majority of our work happens right in your community - Every Day. However, our administrative work is performed in our offices by our very dedicated administrative staff.
We also provide a summer camp.
- Corporate Office
- 15501 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Suite 200 Mission Hills , CA 91345
- Phone: 818-361-6400 / Fax: 818-365-0522