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Wayfinders at Fresno State

Information for Regional Centers

  • Wayfinders is vendored through Central Valley Regional Center with courtesy vendorization set up with the rest of the regional centers.
  • Wayfinders is a two-year, independent living training program at Fresno State.
  • Participants must live at the Palazzo Apartments near campus.
  • Programming runs from August 1 - June 30.
  • The program closes in July. Participants return home with their families for the month. No Wayfinders services are available during this time.
  • To qualify for regional center funding, the participant must be served by a regional center and living in California. Funding comes from the regional center of origin.
  • Wayfinders is vendored with two service codes.
    1. ILP (Independent Living Program: Service Code 520, Vendor # HC0899) ILP units (hours) are provided at a 1:3 ratio and range from 5.0 hours to 12.2 hours per day, 5 days per week, including holidays. Hours are based on participant needs and assessment. 
    2. CASS(Community Activity Support Services: Service Code 063, Vendor # HC0910) CASS is provided on the evenings and weekends and is billed as one flat monthly unit.
  • Purchase of Service Authorizations for each service code is required for individuals accepted into the program.
  • All participants entering the Wayfinders program must participate in Dog Days. Dog Days is one-day, new student orientation held in June. A 10-hour assessment for campus inclusion, funded by the regional center of origin, will occur during this time.
  • Participants are unsupervised from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Service is not provided during this time and 24/7 supervision is not available to participants in this program. There is a Wayfinders on-call staff person during this time for emergencies.
  • Applicants served by a regional center must have their service coordinator complete a referral.