The Division provides services/supports to approximately 4000 adults with developmental disabilities. These services are both privately operated and publicly operated and they are typically funded in three board categories: Residential Services, Day/Employment Services and Family Supports.
The Division certifies a variety of community provider agencies creating a statewide network of community services/supports for adults with developmental disabilities. Individuals can choose to have their services provided by any of the 37 community agencies licensed by BHDDH and/or certified by DDD or they can choose to utilize a fiscal intermediary and hire their own staff.
Residential Non-24 Hour Supports are those supports that are provided individually or in a group setting to individuals who live apart from their family. Supports are to assist the person to learn skills related to activities of daily living, such as personal grooming and cleanliness, household chores, eating and the preparation of food, and the social skills necessary to help the individual to live a meaningful life as independently as possible and be a part of the community.
Residential Services/Supports include three service options:
Day/Employment supports are provided to an individual typically during the daytime hours in an individual or group setting. This can include supports to assist an individual in obtaining and/or maintaining employment including finding a job, staff supervision, assistance with transportation or job training. Day/Employment Supports also includes opportunities for people to have meaningful days including assistance with socialization and adaptive skills or becoming involved in their local community. Day supports focus on helping the individual to become as independent as possible.
Family Supports are supports that are provided in the family home or in the community to assist the individual and family to continue to live together. Family Support can include…
Family Support also can include electronic devices, Specialized Equipment and Supplies or Environmental Accessibility Modifications as described above under 'Residential Services/Supports'.
In order to access Family Supports, the individual must meet the eligibility criteria for the Home and Community-Based Waiver.