Community Provided Services

Case Management (Supports Coordination) Services

Supports Coordination is a critical service that involves the primary functions of locating, coordinating, and monitoring needed services and supports for waiver participants. Locating services and supports consists of assistance to the participant and his or her family in linking, arranging for, and obtaining services specified in an ISP, including needed medical, social, habilitation, education, or other needed community services.

Agencies that provide case management services in Franklin County:

Service Access and Management, Inc. (SAM) - www.sam-inc.org/Locations/franklin-county.html or www.sam-inc.org

Therapy Services

Speech Therapy: teaches the family how to assist a child in learning to talking, swallow, form sounds, etc.

Physical Therapy: teaches the family how to assist a child in learning how to sit, crawl, walk, reach, and move from one position to another, etc.

Occupational Therapy: teaches the family to assist a child in learning how to use their hands to grab/hold on to objects, chew and move objects around in their mouth, draw/scribble, help with sensory issues, etc.

Child Development Teacher (DT): teaches the family to assist a child in learning how to learn from everything around them, recognize objects and the meaning of them, increase understanding words and the amount of words a child can say, help encourage correct use of hands, legs, etc. for moving around a room or draw/scribbling, etc.  

Agencies that provide therapy services:
Advanta Therapy, LLC  – www.advantatherapy.com
Invo HealthCare Associates, LLC – www.invohealthcare.com
Pediatric Therapy Specialists of South Central PA – (717) 816-0742
United Cerebal Palsy of South Central PA – www.ucpsouthcentral.org

Special Instruction

Hearing Itinerant: teaches the family to assist a child in learning how to optimize the use of their hearing and visual senses in order to adapt and move around their surroundings.

Vision Itinerant: teaches the family to assist a child in learning how to optimize the use of their hearing and visual senses in order to adapt and move around their surroundings.

Audiological Test: hearing tests that are given to children who the family feels might have some hearing loss.  

Agencies that provide special instruction: 
Invo HealthCare Associates, LLC – www.invohealthcare.com
Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 – http://www.iu12.org/pages/Lincoln_IU_12 Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11 – www.tiu11.org

Evaluations

Multidisciplinary Evaluations: a team of professionals who evaluate all five areas of child development to determine if your child qualifies for Early Intervention Services. If a child qualifies for Early Intervention Services then this team suggests what outcomes should be worked on in order to help the family and child.

Five areas of child development: 
• Physical 
• Social 
• Cognitive
• Communicative
• Adaptive  

Agencies that provide evaluations: 
Building Blocks Therapy, LLC – www.buildingblockstherapy.com 
Keystone Service Systems – http://www.keystonehumanservices.org/services/early-intervention-services.php