Initial Assessment and Report





Once  a receipt of assessment payment has been processed, you will be contacted to schedule the assessment date, time, and location. Appointments are scheduled within 5-10 business days.

In-person assessments are typically completed at our Murrieta or Riverside office locations. Alternative assessment meeting locations are considered based on location, availability, and preference. Virtual assessments are available if requested.

What does the assessment process look like? 

The CAN assessment takes 1.5-3 hours to complete                                      (dependent upon client participation and communication) 

The appointment is conducted as a casual question/response conversation between the potential client and the CAN representative. 

The potential client is asked a variety of questions to determine the individual need for support in each of the following areas:

  • Daily Living Skills
  • Goals and Interests
  • Level of Independence
  • Patterns of Behavior
  • Social Skills/ Relationships
  • Communication Level
  • Self-Awareness and Self Advocacy
  • Learning Style
  • Safety Awareness
  • Time Management
  • Sensory Sensitivities/Hygiene
  • Motor/Physical Abilities
  • Emotional Balance
  • Specific Preferences 

Are family members invited to join the assessment? 

1-2 family members are welcomed and encouraged to join the initial assessment with the following information in mind:

  • The potential client must approve for family members to join the assessment (since personal information will be discussed)
  • The potential client will be expected to independently respond to the questions that are asked. Supplementary or additional information can be provided by family members. 

What happens after the assessment is completed? 

Once the assessment is complete, you will be contacted within 7-10 business days to meet and review the completed CAN Intake Assessment Report. 

This report will include detailed information on present levels, proposed goals, and program recommendations.

A potential client will have the opportunity to participate in one (2 hour) group event.

If it is recommended that ongoing CAN services be provided, you will be guided through the enrollment process, and ongoing weekly services with a Transition Specialist will be scheduled. 

If it is determined that CAN services will not meet your needs, and you are a private pay client, the remainder of the 6 hours of assessment services will be used to help to guide you towards more appropriate supports

What do ongoing services look like if I am approved? 

If approved for ongoing services, you will begin meeting with an assigned Transition Specialist one time per week at an agreed upon time and location to begin intensive training towards your individual goals.

Weekly meetings with the assigned Transition Specialist are designed to be 1:1 independent meetings with the individual participating in the program. 

Weekly meetings will take place at the main office, or at an agreed upon location outside of the client’s home that provide WiFi access (public libraries, public meeting centers, Starbucks/Panera)

-If enrolled in the “Basic Transition Program”, four weekly 60 minute 1:1 sessions will be provided per month

-If enrolled in the “Full Transition Program”, four weekly 90 minute 1:1 sessions and one 2-hour Group Transition Training will be provided per month.


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