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San Diego-Based Path-Now App Improving Life for Those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Free App is Earning Rave Reviews from Satisfied IDD Community

 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The San Diego-based Path-Now app is changing the way individuals within the intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) community access the important resources, services, and opportunities they need to live their best lives.

Adjoin, a 501(c)3 organization, developed the free app to make it easier for individuals with disabilities to find qualified care from community services providers – all in one place: Home – Path Now (path-now.com).

With Path-Now every individual that is interested in services can take control and initiative to search, learn and connect with the providers and professionals in a safe manner.

Path-Now’s mission is critical: To ensure every individual in California with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can easily, safely, and quickly connect to custom matched service providers.

Path-Now is revolutionizing the way families search for care for their loved ones in the IDD community. There is no longer a need to use Google for such searches which can lead those in need to companies that are not vetted. Path-Now quickly matches users to service providers that meet their unique needs and preferences. The Path-Now service provider network includes vocational programs, independent living services, transportation options, camps and recreational activities, art programs, and more. The program is currently available in California with 10,000 service providers and the team has plans to expand rapidly.

The following are testimonials from Path-Now users in the IDD community:

“I think it’s important for individuals to use Path-Now because it’s a very useful tool that will enhance independence skills and self-advocacy skills. With Path-Now every individual that is interested in services can take control and initiative to search, learn and connect with the providers and professionals in a safe manner. Path-Now makes the important information more accessible for everyone in the community,” says Viri Salgado, Client Information Specialist and Advocate at San Diego Regional Center. “I like Path-Now. It really allows me to connect with the community, answer any questions, provide services, and it bridges that gap of communication to connect with the community at a bigger scale all in a click of a button,” says Daisy Bracamontes, CEO at Social Impact Services

“I recommend other service providers to be on Path-Now. It provides that one-stop shop for a client participant or an individual to find services readily available that suits their needs. So it’s very individualistic and also personcentered,” says Marissa Chavez, Executive Director at GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego.

“Path-Now, we needed you yesterday! When we first heard about this new resource, we were almost stunned to realize its potential. At its best, the app bridges the gap between the unknown and the known and cuts through months of research self-advocates and parents have done on the journey to resources for optimal quality of life. We found several options for our son on Day One. Looking forward to continued participation!” says Julie Randolph, Parent, Poway Parent Advocates Seeking Solutions.

To learn more, visit path-now.com or register as a user at app.pathnow.com Follow Path-Now on LinkedIn , Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Adjoin

Adjoin is a social service nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps people find communities where they feel safe and respected and can be
themselves in every aspect of their lives. With the support of its dedicated staff, partnerships, and volunteers, the company has created over 32,000 unique pathways for people with disabilities and veteran families to belong where they live, work, learn, and play throughout California. Learn more at
Adjoin.org.

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Path-Now Launches The Wayfinder Experience

On Thursday, November 9th, the San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) buzzed with energy as Path-Now proudly sponsored the Self-Determination In-Action Conference at Park & Market in San Diego, California. The highlight of the event was the innovative Wayfinder Experience, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to test Path-Now and connect with a diverse array of service providers. This interactive session aimed to empower individuals in the self-determination program, encouraging them to make informed choices and carve their own paths to a brighter future.

At the heart of the conference was the Wayfinder Experience, an immersive journey that allowed participants to explore the myriad possibilities available through Path-Now. Attendees engaged with various service providers, gaining firsthand knowledge about the services offered by organizations such as Positive Development, Options For All, Plant It Again, SELF-Start, NeuroNav, Adjoin, Adjoin Inflight, TERI Inc, Living Independently is For Everyone (L.I.F.E.), California Department of Rehabilitation, San Diego Park & Recreation, YMCA of San Diego County, Outside the Lens Media Makers, MRM Education, Toward Maximum Independence, and A.R.C.C. Center Foundation.

The Wayfinder Experience wasn’t just about connecting with service providers; it was a celebration of choice and empowerment. Participants were encouraged to reflect on their individual needs and preferences, making decisions about the support services that resonated with them the most. This hands-on approach to self-determination was a powerful reminder that individuals in the program have the agency to shape their own destinies.

Following engaging conversations with service providers, participants were not only equipped with valuable information but also received a Wayfinder Explorer Participant Patch as a symbol of their journey. As a thoughtful and inspiring conclusion to the experience, attendees were invited to leave trail end notes—personal messages of inspiration and encouragement for others on the same path.

The Wayfinder Experience at the SDRC Conference, sponsored by Path-Now, proved to be a pivotal moment for individuals in the self-determination program. It showcased the power of choice, the importance of informed decision-making, and the array of opportunities available through collaboration with dedicated service providers. As attendees left the conference with their Wayfinder Explorer Participant Patches and trail end notes in hand, they carried with them not only a sense of empowerment but also a clear understanding that their choices can shape the path towards a more fulfilling and self-determined future.

Nonprofit Adjoin Launches Path-Now, an Innovative Application and Service Provider Network for Individuals with Disabilities

Path-Now connects individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) with thousands of service providers throughout California

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adjoin, a nonprofit, charitable organization that creates limitless pathways for individuals with disabilities and veteran families throughout California, today announced the availability of Path-Now, a new, accessible mobile application that enables individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to safely and easily connect with community service providers electronically.

Path-Now quickly matches users to service providers that meet their unique needs and preferences. The Path-Now service provider network includes vocational programs, independent living services, transportation options, camps and recreational activities, art programs, and more. The program is currently available in California with 8,000 service providers and the team has plans to expand rapidly.

“In California alone, there are over 400,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities eligible for state-funded services,” said Adjoin CEO Wendy Forkas. “As a society, we have come a long way in terms of recognizing and supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but there is still work to be done to provide access to needed services. Our vision for Path-Now is to connect these individuals to the support they need in an easy, accessible way.”

Early users have expressed enthusiasm for the platform, saying:

“As a parent of a child who is neurodivergent, I am thrilled to be able to use Path-Now to find and connect to the care that we need. It can be time-consuming to research and contact organizations individually and Path-Now cuts through that work in an instant. I wish it had been available years ago!”

“Path-Now is opening so many doors for us as caregivers and we’re excited to connect with organizations and the variety of service options.”

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“It is difficult to find services and know what services are available. Path-Now has been a great resource for me to learn more about services for my child, and also find organizations that offer them.”

Path-Now allows individuals with IDD or their care provider to create a free profile in the application and specify the types of service(s) needed and their provider preferences. The application then instantly matches them with organizations that align with their preferences. Users can then connect with their chosen organizations directly within Path-Now to move forward in accessing needed services.

Organizations that provide services for individuals with IDD in California can claim their profile in Path-Now or request to have a profile created. Once requests are received, reviewed, and approved by Path-Now, organizations choose a subscription plan and can review and update information in relevant fields, including uploading photos and videos and gaining access to the Path-Now chat feature.

To learn more, visit path-now.com or register as a user at app.path-now.com. You can also follow Path-Now on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Adjoin

Adjoin is a social service nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps people find communities where they feel safe and respected and can be themselves in every aspect of their lives. With the support of its dedicated staff, partnerships, and volunteers, the company has created over 32,000 unique pathways for people with disabilities and veteran families to belong where they live, work, learn, and play throughout California. Learn more at Adjoin.org.

Path-Now, Where Every Individual Can Connect to the Support They Need

Path-Now is a new creative, accessible, and unique mobile application that enables individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to safely and easily connect with community service providers electronically in California. Path-Now was the vision of the CEO of Adjoin, a 501(c)3 organization, who saw a critical need for there to be an interactive statewide system directory of all community service providers for individuals with I/DD to access needed services.

Path-Now provides individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), a family member, or a care provider, to create a free profile where the individual can answer questions related to types of service needs, preferences regarding the service or services searching for as well as preferredorganizational characteristics. Then, with the click of a button, individuals can instantly see organization profiles listed in order of percentage of match to individual’s profile responses and read about each potential service provider. Individuals can then choose to connect with organizations by clicking theconnect button for that organization. Based on if the organization has a subscription or not, the individual can either chat directly with the organization or will receive a notification to contact the organization using contact information in the organization’s profile.

Organizations who provide services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in California can claim their profile in Path-Now or request to have a profile created. Once requests are received, reviewed, and approved by Path-Now, organizations can choose a subscription plan, and based upon the subscription plan chosen, will be able to review and update information in basic fields to all fields, including uploading photos and videos, as well as have access to the Path-Now chat feature.

Powered by Adjoin, the development of Path-Now began in 2022 and is set to launch publicly in 2023. If you are looking to learn more about Path-Now you can visit their website at path-now.com. If you have any questions, you can email info@path-now.com or call 858-295-3956.

What Our Clients Say About Us

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“I think it’s important for individuals to use Path-Now because it’s a very useful tool that will enhance independence skills and self-advocacy skills. With Path-Now every individual that is interested in services can take control and initiative to search, learn and connect with the providers and professionals in a safe manner. Path-Now makes the important information more accessible for everyone in the community.”

Viri Salgado

Client Information Specialist and Advocate at San Diego Regional Center
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“I like Path-Now. It really allows me to connect with the community, answer any questions, provide services, and it bridges that gap of communication to connect with the community at a bigger scale all in a click of a button.”

Daisy Bracamontes

CEO at Social Impact Services
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“I recommend other service providers to be on Path-Now. It provides that one-stop shop for a client participant or an individual to find services readily available that suits their needs. So it’s very individualistic and also person-centered.”

Marissa Chavez

Executive Director at GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego
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“Path-Now, we needed you yesterday! When we first heard about this new resource, we were almost stunned to realize its potential. At its best, the app bridges the gap between the unknown and the known and cuts through months of research self-advocates and parents have done on the journey to resources for optimal quality of life. We found several options for our son on Day One. Looking forward to continued participation!”

Julie Randolph

Parent (Poway Parent Advocates Seeking Solutions)

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With the push of a button, access California’s largest network of service providers in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Community. From independent living services to job coaching and recreational day programs, you are custom matched in Path-Now to your local provider community. Within minutes, you will receive access to hundreds of providers.

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