Programs

The developmental disabilities program provides services in a number of areas. Eligibility for specific programs varies based on individual need and circumstance.

  • Services Coordination: A services coordinator provides assistance in identifying, accessing and coordinating services. The services coordinator assures the delivery of services and supports required by an individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability.

  • Residential Services: Residential programs provide services in neighborhood settings for individuals who require care, supervision, support and training. Programs provide room and board as well as services such as monitoring of medical and health needs, behavior management, assistance with money management, and participation in community and leisure time activities.

  • Employment and Alternatives to Employment: Employment and Alternatives to Employment programs provide community-based employment, training and support designed to increase an individual's independence, productivity and integration.

  • Crisis: Crisis services may be available when an individual is not receiving supports to address life threatening needs or a child is at risk of imminent out-of-home placement. Services may be provided in the form of placement at a crisis bed, funding for additional supports in the existing service, training, technical assistance or other interventions.

  • Transportation: Mobility training or transportation services may be provided for individuals for which standard transportation sources are not available or cannot be accessed.

  • Family Support: Family Support is individualized planning and service coordination, assisting families to access information and supports required by the child for the child to live in the family home, and access to funding when available.

  • Brokerage Services: Brokerages provide individuals with help in identifying and coordinating the supports they may need. A personal agent works with the individual and acts as a facilitator for the supports. Some examples of support are budgeting, meal planning, job coaching and respite care.