Developmental Services

Developmental Services

Our Developmental Services include supports coordination, information and referral services as well as consultation and education. The following is a listing of some of our services.

24-Hour Crisis & Emergency Services Continue Reading ....
Immediate response to individual or family emergencies day or night.

Home and Community Services Continue Reading ....

  • Home and Community Habilitation is designed to assist individuals with the development and maintenance of skills in the areas of self-care, daily-living activities, and social skills through the use of their community resources while living at home with family. Community resources can include service clubs, senior programs, and a myriad of other opportunities. Through the use of community providers, families and individuals can choose their own qualified and willing staff to provide assistance.
  • Adult Training Facilities can be provided through the use of Community Habilitation.  These programs are designed to assist individuals in meeting personal needs and performing basic daily living activities.
  • Prevocational Services prepare individuals for the workforce through the use of training and assessment in a workshop setting.
  • Transitional Work Services provide the opportunity to work in the community while in a highly supervised setting.  These environments are also known as enclaves, mobile workforce, affirmative industry, and work station in industry.
  • Older Adult Day Services provide support to our aging population who need supervision and assistance with personal care and social needs.  These centers are regulated under the Department of Aging guidelines.

Residential Services Continue Reading ....

  • Licensed Community Homes are able to provide round the clock assistance and supervision of an individual both in the home and in the multitude of social and community gatherings that are offered through providers.
  • Life Sharing through Family Living allows an individual to live in a family environment with trained individuals providing care.  Depending upon the consumer, these homes can be licensed or unlicensed. 

Employment Services (Competitive Employment) Continue Reading ....

Employment services include job finding and job support services.

  • Job Finding Services are directed toward preparing individuals for and obtaining placement in competitive jobs of choice.
  • Job Support Service is a periodic follow-up with individuals and their employers to support them in maintaining competitive jobs in their community.

Specialized Therapies and Related Clinical Services Continue Reading ....

Specialized support services are provided by health care and other professionals that enable individuals and families to increase or maintain their ability to perform activities of daily living. Examples of such services are physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, visual and mobility therapy, behavioral therapy, and visiting nurse services.

Respite Services Continue Reading ....

Respite is a service provided on a short-term emergency basis to relieve the primary caregivers. Respite Services may be provided in the person’s home, the home of a family member or friend, or in an agency licensed respite home. Respite services may also be provided by someone that the person and family already knows who is qualified. Respite services also include specialized camps.

Transportation Services Continue Reading ....

Transportation services are offered to enable individuals to gain access to their community including both services and informal supports. Transportation covers emergency transportation in certain circumstances. 

Supports Coordination Services Continue Reading ....

Supports coordination services are received by all individuals enrolled in the DS system. Supports Coordinators assist individuals in developing their Individual Support Plans, choosing providers and informal supports, and monitoring the administration of services.

Financial Management Services (FMS) Continue Reading ....

Financial management services provide a service to help people hire, pay, and manage their own individual providers of service.  There are two models from which to choose.

  • Agency Choice FMS: Family/consumer co-manage their services with a provider.
  • Vendor/Fiscal FMS: Family/consumer is the employer of record. 

Vendor Services Continue Reading ....

Vendor services can include public transportation, environmental adaptations, adaptive appliances and equipment, and homemaker/chore services.  An example of a vendor service is the building of a wheelchair ramp at your home. For more information about specific vendor services, please contact your Supports Coordinator.

Family Supports Services (FSS) Continue Reading ....

Family supports services is a family-directed program that utilizes a small amount of funds to choose the services and supports the family needs.