The Adult Supported Living Program enables individuals age 18 and over who have a physical disability in combination with a secondary disability to begin or continue living independently in the community with case coordination support. The program utilizes the independent living philosophy in which the individual consumer has the right and responsibility to take risks and make informed choices.

The Adult Supported Living Program provides case coordination services to the individual with a physical disability and an additional secondary disability to assist him or her in managing and organizing various aspects of day to day life. The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission contracts with several agencies across the state to provide these case coordination services. A case coordinator meets with a consumer of services on an as-needed basis, generally in his or her home. A case coordinator is also available via phone 24 hours a day for emergencies. On average, a consumer requires approximately one 3 hour meeting per week to accomplish needed tasks. However, case coordination can range from a few hours per month up to ten hours per week.

The case coordinator and consumer jointly develop a plan to address the specific aspects of daily life in which assistance is needed. The case coordinator does not make decisions for a consumer or do physical tasks. Rather, the emphasis is on organizing, problem solving and finding resources. Areas in which assistance can be provided include:

  • PCA Management
  • Personal Health Care Management
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Housing
  • Household Management
  • Financial Management
  • Social/Recreation Management
  • Vocational/Education Planning
  • Transportation Management
  • Self Advocacy

This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.