Eligible Individuals with an open case record are assigned to a Supports Coordinator that will assist them to create a plan, locate services and monitor progress throughout the time working with the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Program. To learn more about potential services that could be available to individuals, please see the list in the "Additional Services" section below.
A Supports Coordinator will assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to connect with supports they need to be as independent as possible. Supports Coordinators meet with individuals and their families to review their strength and need areas, and to develop an Individual Support Plan. They explain what different services offer and assist individuals by requesting funding for services. Supports Coordinators are a link between the individual and their family and the service providers.
Family support services assist individuals who live independently or with family, and include respite care, family aide, nursing care, and in-home and community supports.
Employment services range from learning basic job skills and expectations to travelling to a work site as part of a small group, to obtaining and maintaining a job. Types of job training services include support to participate in the community, volunteer work, discovery profiles, customized employment, job search and placement, supported employment, and job loss prevention.
Adult day services offer several options for individuals who may not desire vocational training for reasons such as medical needs, age, or physical limitations. Supports available include community participation support, which can focus on basic life skills and leisure activities, and which can include volunteer work and use of community resources, and seniors programs for individuals of retirement age.
Residential services support adults with intellectual or developmental disability as they live in the community by providing needed assistance and/or supervision based on the individuals’ needs. Residential services in-home support, supported living, supervised apartments, family living/life sharing, and community homes.
For a full list of providers and services available please see Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS) Services and Supports Directory.