Service CoordinationService Coordination is provided by Department of Developmental Services staff that arranges, coordinates, and monitors the services and supports that the Department provides, purchases or arranges for an individual.
- DDS Community 24 Hour Residential Supports provide care, supervision and basic life skills and community living skills training in various residential setting.
State-Operated Residential Supports
DDS state operated residential supports provides residential programs in specialized housing to individuals with intense support needs, most of who have been placed from DDS facilities.
- Provided in large state owned and operated facilities that are certified by the federal government as intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICFs/MR).
Individual SupportsIndividual Supports consist of assistance with a variety of activities that is provided regularly or intermittently to enable individuals to live as independently as possible in the community. Individual supports include help with food shopping, cooking, banking, and housekeeping.
- Day supports helps individuals to build and maintain their ability to participate in community activities by focusing on important skill areas that include communication, self-care, relationship building and community involvement.
- Employment Supports provide supervision, training, and/or transportation that enable individuals to get paid jobs. It includes help with career planning and job development as well. Here is a guide designed to help families of young adults get started with the school to work transition process.
- Family Support Services consist of supplemental supports that help a family to care for their family member at home. Types of family support services include individual and/or family education and training, support groups, family support coordination, supports planning, supports for community participation, outreach and education, and respite.
RespiteRespite provides short term out of home care for the individual with intellectual disability. It allows parents and other primary caregivers to handle personal matters, emergencies, or take a break.
Forms for Central Residential Services (CRS)
A unique and specialized respite home specifically designed for adults with complex medical needs