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Overview of Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

Adult Family Foster Care
Personal care services in a licensed adult foster home.
Case Management
Provides the connection between individuals who receive services and the system of developmental disabilities publicly-funded services. Case managers establish eligibility for services and authorization for federal funding, and assist individuals in accessing needed medical, social, educational, residential, vocational and other services. They also provide ongoing review of client outcomes and satisfaction, and coordinate, monitor and evaluate the services provided.
Congregate Care
Specialized group residential facility which provides programming for elderly individuals with intellectual disabilities which will assist in the maintenance of the individual's current level of functioning. The health and medical conditions of the individuals are stable and they do not require continued nursing or medical.
Corporate Guardianship
A service purchased on behalf of individuals eligible for developmental disabilities case management services when a district court has determined that the individual requires a guardian. When no one else is available to serve as the guardian for an eligible individual age 18 and older, Catholic Family Services, Corporate Guardianship Program will serve as the guardian through a contract with the Disability Services Division. This service is purchased with state general funds.
Day Supports
A day program to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, and improving skills necessary to successfully reside in a community setting. Services may include assistance with acquisition, retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills; provision of social, recreational, and therapeutic activities to maintain physical, recreational, personal care, and community integration skills; and development of non-job task-oriented prevocational skills such as compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, and safety; and supervision for health and safety.
Extended Services
Supports provided for individuals employed in the community. Supports are provided as needed for each individual by a job coach. Initial job placement and stabilization and training is provided through the Supported Employment Program and Extended Services is the long term follow up.
Family Subsidy
A program that reimburses a family for excess expenses related to their child's disability. Family Subsidy offers support to enable a family to keep their child in their home when lack of financial support would make it very difficult for the family to keep the child at home. The child may be eligible for Family Subsidy through age twenty-one (21) years.
Family Support Services
Family centered services which are provided for an eligible client in order for the client to remain in an appropriate home environment. Family Support Services provides: (a) short-term Respite Care when a specialized trained care giver is needed in order to meet the individual's needs. Respite Care is provided when the parents/primary care givers are absent, and can be delivered in the family home or in another location; (b) Supportive Home Care which provides a specialized trained care giver to work with the parents/family when additional help is needed to meet the individual's needs; (c) Family Care Option, out-of-home support which is provided in a licensed family home.
Home Health Aid
Non-professional personal care assistance. Home Health Aid services are provided to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and live alone, or are alone due to employment of responsible family members, unless others in the household are incapacitated. Services may include assistance in bathing, hair care, dressing, eating, toileting, transferring, eye and skin care, vital signs, exercise, catheter care, medications, etc.
Homemaker
Assistance with environmental maintenance tasks provided in the adult individual's home such as meal preparation, dusting, vacuuming, floor care, changing linens, laundry, managing money and assistance in using the phone or reading and sending mail. The need for environmental activities is usually intermittent or occasional.
Individualized Supported Living Arrangement (ISLA)
Residential service which provides support to individuals living in a home owned or leased by the individual. Services may include training and assistance in personal care, budgeting, shopping, laundry, etc. Levels and amounts of support may vary depending on the individual's needs. The individual is responsible to pay for room and board.
Infant Development
A home-based, family-focused service that provides information, support and training for families to assist them in meeting their child's needs. A child may be eligible for Infant Development up to age three (3) years.
Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR)
Group residential facility licensed as a certified health care facility for individuals with mental retardation and related conditions. A responsible direct care staff is on duty and awake on a 24-hour basis when clients are present. Each client receives a continuous active treatment program which includes training, health services and related services that help him/her function with as much self determination and independence as possible.
Minimally Supervised Living Arrangement (MSLA)
Community waiver group home or community complex setting which provides training in community integration, and social, leisure, and daily living skills.
Supported Living Arrangement (SLA)
Residential service which provides support to individuals living in their own home or apartment setting. Services may include instruction in budgeting, shopping, laundry, etc. Support is provided on an intermittent basis and is generally less than 20 hours per month. Individuals receiving SLA services generally need less support and assistance than individuals receiving ISLA.
Transitional Community Living Facility (TCLF)
Community waiver group home which provides training for individuals in community integration, social, leisure, and daily living skills in a group environment.

 

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