Developmental Disabilities Services

Case Management
Case management services are provided to all eligible persons and include eligibility determination; planning, locating and facilitating access to services; coordinating and reviewing all aspects of needed services, supports and resources in cooperation with the person with a developmental disability, the person’s family as appropriate, and involved agencies; and monitoring and evaluation of all services and supports.

Programs
The developmental disabilities system provides an array of DDD-funded services to meet the individual needs of people with developmental disabilities which are provided in either a person’s own home, family home, or if needed and desired, in settings outside of the family home. The design of these services and supports embraces the ideals of self-determination and consumer choice.

Comprehensive Services are utilized to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities who cannot live safely without substantial supports and supervision, and for whom only limited outside supports or no other appropriate options are available. Persons receiving Comprehensive Services have access to 24-hour supervision and other supports, training and habilitation based on an Individualized Plan. Comprehensive Services include group and individualized residential services in a variety of community-based settings, employment or other day services, and transportation.

Supported Living Services aim to augment already available supports for adults who either can live independently with limited supports or who, if they need extensive support, are principally supported from other sources, such as their family. SLS offers a variety of individualized and flexible supports for adults in and outside of the home, which cannot be met by other means. SLS enables adults to live in their own homes or in family homes, and avoid or delay the need for more costly Comprehensive Services. The level of support provided varies based on the individual’s need as identified in the Individualized Plan. These supports may include: personal care (like eating, bathing and dressing) or homemaking needs, employment or other day type services, accessing his or her community, help with decision-making, assistive technology, home modification, professional therapies, transportation, and twenty-four hour emergency assistance.

Family Support Services Program is intended to assist families who have children 18 and under with developmental disabilities with costs that are beyond those normally experienced by other families, and to avoid or delay costly out-of-home placements. Examples of FSSP services and supports include: medical and dental expenses not funded by Medicaid or other insurance, respite care, special equipment and assistive technology, clothing or diets, home or vehicle modification, therapies, family counseling, and homemaker services. FSSP is available under CDHS/Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Services.