Disability Programs / Services
Available ProgramsThe following programs and services may be available to individuals with disabilities and have specific eligibility criteria depending on the disability type and income. Access to these programs or services may depend upon the funding availability and further inquiries about eligibility criteria, funding availability should be directed to your case manager or the intake worker.
The following acronyms are used throughout the page:
- DD - References individuals with a developmental disability or related condition
- MA - References individuals who are eligible or currently receiving medical assistance
Case Management / Service CoordinationServices are usually given through the county, and include things such as:
- Eligibility determination
- Identifying needs
- Developing a service plan
- Identifying service providers
- Referrals for services
Family Support GrantA program for families who have a child with a developmental disability or another certified disability living at home. Disability certification happens through the Social Security Administration or State Medical Review Team. It provides an annual monetary grant for expenses families assume as a result of the disability.
Community Support GrantA program that is a state-funded alternative to Medicaid home care services. Participants may use these funds to purchase a variety of goods, supports, and services beyond the usual home care categories. For further information about Community Support Grant (CSG).
RespiteRespite is providing another caregiver for the child with a disability in order to give families some relief from care giving.
Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS)Provides services to adults with a developmental disability living in their home. Common areas of support include:
- Meal planning / preparation
- Money management
- Home maintenance
- Self-administration of medications