Developmental Disabilities Services
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.
Adult Day Supports
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.
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:
- Customized employment
- Discovery profiles
- Job loss prevention
- Job search and placement
- Support to participate in the community
- Supported employment
- Volunteer work
Family support services assist individuals who live independently or with family, and include:
- Family aide
- In-home and community supports
- Nursing care
- Respite care
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, including:
- Community homes
- Family living/life sharing
- Residential services in-home support
- Supervised apartments
- Supported living
For a full list of providers and services available please see Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS) Services and Supports Directory.