Supports Program Services
There are so many services that the budget can pay for! We want to keep you informed of what these are so you can access them. There are some services like Day Habilitation and Community Based Supports that are very widely used so we would like to bring some lesser used services to light.
- While many individuals may use Prevocational Training and Supported Employment, we do not see Career planning used as much. This is a great service for individuals who may one day want to work but need help understanding or choosing a vocational direction. This service incorporates person centered planning by utilizing an individual’s dreams, outcomes, personal preferences, interests and needs to help the individual figure out the types of employment he/she wants to pursue and develop a plan to assist him/her in getting there. The focus of the career planning process is on identifying what the job seeker wants to do rather than a lack of skills or limitations that he/she may have. Upon identification of the desired employment outcome, the career plan will identify support needs necessary toward reaching that outcome. Each individual’s career planning service is unique to that individual’s plan and demonstrates increasing involvement in the employment market, development of community connections, and continued movement toward inclusive settings and community employment. To learn more about this service: Click here.
- Those physical adaptations to the private residence of the participant or the participant’s family, based on assessment and as required by the participant's Service Plan, that are necessary to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the participant or that enable the participant to function with greater independence in the home. Such adaptations include but are not limited to, the installation of ramps and grab-bars, widening of doorways, modification of bathroom facilities, or the installation of specialized electric and plumbing systems that are necessary to accommodate the medical equipment and supplies that are necessary for the welfare of the participant, emergency generator for equipment, air filters/humidifiers, stair lifts, ceiling track systems for transfers. To learn more about this service: Click here.
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS- Assessments, adaptations, or alterations to an automobile or van that is the participant’s primary means of transportation in order to accommodate the special needs of the participant. Such adaptations include but are not limited to: vehicle steering/brake controls, vehicle lift, vehicle ramp, raising/lowering vehicle roof/floor.