Through DDS, individuals with intellectual disabilities can live in the community, rather than an institution, by receiving services tailored to their needs. Several waivers provide a variety of home and community-based services to people with intellectual disability, Prader Willi Syndrome or with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals who qualify for the program can continue to receive services as they age.
Categories of services and supports include:
home and community supports including personal support, adult companion, supported living, individual home supports and personal emergency response systems
respite and day/vocational supports including group day support options and individualized day services
employment services and supports
ancillary supports including behavior consultation, specialized medical equipment and supplies, non-medical transportation, home and vehicle modifications, interpreter services, peer support and assistive technology
services through the Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services