Adult In-Home SupportsAdult In-Home Supports: ( Section 21/29, Home and Community Benefits for Members w/ Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder). In-Home Support is a service specifically designed to aid in skill acquisition and skill maintenance. The goal is to help people become as independent as possible and strive to keep people as independent as possible. In Home support is provided to eligible individuals in their home and community setting. In-Home Support Services is a unique program which provides services to individuals with an Intellectual Disability or autistic disorder in their home. The program works collaboratively with the family to meet the needs of the person served. The team consists of: the individual served, the family network, Independence Association Representatives, Case Manager and other persons who offer support to the person. Qualified staff assist the individual and his/her family in their home on activities of daily living, behavior management and community inclusion. We work to establish routines, develop positive and safe coping skills, decrease challenging behavior and master the skills of daily living. Each person receives 1:1 staffing to ensure that individual it being provided with the attention that is necessary to gain or maintain skills needed to be in their home while assuring their health and safety is not compromised. The amount of service is determined through an assessment process which occurs in collaboration with the Person Centered Planning Team. The planning team will make a recommendation for an amount of service and Independence Association works with DHHS-OADS and its authorized agent to submit a service proposal. Services may begin upon approval of the service.
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- Over the age of 18
- Diagnosed with intellectual disability and/or Autistic Disorder
- Have been found eligible for Adult Developmental Services
- Section 21 Waiver Level Services
- The individual must live with their family or other natural support network. Those in need of home support who reside on their own may be served through the Community Living Program of Independence Association.