FAQs

What does PRISM stand for?

PRISM stands for Purpose, Relationships, Independence, Service and Mentorship.

When and where was PRISM started and founded?

PRISM was founded in 2012 and serves the North Fulton County areas in Georgia.

Who does PRISM serve?

PRISM services adults 18 years or older with mild to moderate range of intellectual disabilities and NO longer attending high school.  PRISM’s summer program serves ages 16+.

How do participants pay for the PRISM Program?

– Medicaid Waiver

– Private Pay

How do I apply for a Medicaid Waiver?

Contact the Region 3 Office of Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (“DBHDD”) at # (770) 414-3052; http://dbhdd.georgia.gov/region-3  or www.dfmc-georgia.org.

How are PRISM’s participants referred and what area are they from?

Individuals are referred to PRISM through current PRISM participants, the Georgia public school system and “word-of-mouth.”   Participants can be throughout the Atlanta surrounding areas, but generally reside in the North Fulton County of Georgia.

What types of programs does PRISM offer?

PRISM provides job site training, life skills training and lifelong training. Participants engage in a variety of skill-building and learning activities, including academic exercises, community outings and job related situations.

How is PRISM funded?

Primarily through participant fees, government agencies as well as private funding from individuals, corporations and foundations.

What are the hours for the PRISM Adult Services Program?

General activities take place between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Participants can stay as late as 3:30 PM; after 3:30 PM or before 8:30 AM, there is a $10 additional fee for the day.  During the school year, the program follows Fulton County Public School calendar and is closed during the days/weeks school is not in session.  During the summer, the program runs 5 days per week for 8 weeks during the months of June and July with hours 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

What is the staff to participant ratio?

Staff to participant ratios will be 1 staff member up to 5 participants during most times of the day. Some job sites require a smaller ratio, and this will be accommodated as needed.  One to one support is not available.

Is lunch included as part of the program?

Lunch is not provided and not included in program fees.  Participants should bring their own lunch and may use PRISM’s refrigerators, microwaves and toaster oven.

Does PRISM provide transportation to and from PRISM?

No.  Participants must facilitate own transportation.  Car-pooling opportunities with other families may be available.  PRISM job coaches will facilitate transportation to and from community activities and job sites.

What if I have a question that is not addressed here?

Send us an email at prismga@gmail.com and we will be happy to provide additional information you may require.