Our Mission: Create Opportunities for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Families to Participate Fully in the Community

Supported Living Services

Supported Living Services (SLS) enable individuals age 18 and over to continue living in the family home or independently in the community using paid supports to augment available (existing) natural and generic community supports. This model is ideal for individuals who can live independently with limited supports, or who, if they need extensive support, can get that support from other sources such their family. Key concepts of Supported Living Services (SLS) include individual choice, participation in typical activities and functions of community life, and maximizing independence. Supported Living Services offers a variety of service options.

Personal Care provides assistance with daily living tasks such as bathing, eating, dressing, grocery shopping, and money management. Assistance may be in the form of hands- on assistance or cuing to prompt the individual in performing the task.

Respite services provide supervision and support to individuals in the absence of or when the primary care giver needs relief. Respite services are available on an hourly or daily basis and can be provided within or outside of the individual's place of residence.

Homemaker services provide assistance in performing basic household tasks (i.e. cleaning and laundry) in the individual's home.

Mentorship promotes self-advocacy through instruction, modeling, and advising.

Specialized Habilitation engages individuals in a variety of functional activities which are primarily habilitative in nature with an emphasis on skill development. These activities are provided in sheltered/segregated settings in which the majority of individuals have a disability or the primary purpose of the agency/business is to provide training or day activities for individuals with disabilities.

Supported Community Connection utilizes the community as a learning environment to provide individuals access to, and participation in, typical activities and functions of community life. These services provide a variety of opportunities to facilitate relationships and natural supports in the community through activities such as volunteer work, community education or training and retirement activities.

Pre-vocational services prepare the individual for community or self-employment within five years by developing strengths and skills necessary for employment.

Supported Employment provides individuals with ongoing job related services and supports to obtain and maintain paid work in a regular community work setting. Supported employment may occur in either a group or individualized setting. The level of supervision and support provided is based on individual needs.

Non-Medical Transportation provides transportation to and from day program services and access to community services, activities, and resources.

Professional Services include hippo-therapy, movement therapy, and massage services related to the individual's disability are not available through the Medicaid State Plan or third party resource.

Behavioral services include individual and/or group counseling, behavioral intervention, diagnostic evaluations or consultations related to the individual's disability that are needed to acquire or maintain appropriate interactions with others.

Home Accessibility Adaptations includes physical adaptations to an individual's primary residence to ensure their health and safety or increase their independence in the home

Vehicle Modification includes adaptations to an automobile or van that is the individual's primary means of transportation in order to accommodate their special needs

Assistive Technology includes services and devices used to increase, maintain, or improve an individual's functional capacity and independence.

Personal Emergency Response System is an electronic device that enables an individual to secure help in an emergency

Specialized Medicaid Equipment and Supplies includes devices and supplies needed to increase an individual's ability to perform activities of daily living

Dental services include prevention and treatment services that are not available through the Medicaid State Plan or third party resource.

Vision services include eye exams and diagnosis, glasses, and contacts that are medically necessary and not available through the Medicaid State Plan or third party resource.

Page Last Updated: 2017-09-27