Community Provided Services

Below is a list of some of the services available through the Franklin/Fulton Intellectual Disabilities Program. Access to these services is dependent upon the waiting list, individual eligibility and availability of funding.

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

Home and Community-Based Services

Home and community-based services are provided to individuals who need assistance in the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to living and working in the community and to prevent institutionalization.

Home and Community Habilitation (Unlicensed) : This is a direct service (face-to-face) provided in home and community settings to assist individuals in acquiring, maintaining, and improving self-help, domestic, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings.

Services consist of support in the general areas of self-care, communication, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, therapeutic activities, personal adjustment, relationship development, socialization, and use of community resources. Habilitation may be provided up to 24 hours a day based on the needs of the individual, to protect the individual‘s health and welfare.

Agencies that provide home and community-based services:
Keystone Human Services – www.keystonehumanservices.org
Northwestern Human Services – www.nhsonline.org
New Light, Inc. – www.newlightnewlife.net 
The ARC – www.thearc.org

Residential Habilitation Services  

Residential Habilitation services are provided to protect the health and welfare of individuals who reside at the residential setting by assisting them in acquiring, retaining, and improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. Services consist of support in the general areas of self-care, communication, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, therapeutic activities, personal adjustment, relationship development, socialization, and use of community resources. Residential Habilitation is provided for 24 hours a day based on the need of the individual receiving services.

Agencies that provide residential habilitation services: 
Keystone Human Services – www.keystonehumanservices.org
Northwestern Human Services – www.nhsonline.org
New Light, Inc. – www.newlightnewlife.net
Person Directed Supports – www.persondirectedsupports.com
Family Care Services – www.familycareservices.org
PA Mentor – www.pa-mentor.com

Companion Services

Companion Services are provided to individuals living in private residences for the limited purposes of providing supervision and necessary care and minimal assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult individual (18 years of age and older) with intellectual disability.

Agencies that provide companion services:
The ARC – www.thearc.org
New Light, Inc. – www.newlightnewlife.net

Day Services

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requires that individuals are provided with flexibility in the utilization of day services to include Home and Community Habilitation (Unlicensed) utilized for community-based day services, Licensed Day Services, Prevocational Services, Supported Employment, and Transitional Work Services.

This flexibility may include the use of different day service options to meet an individual‘s needs (for example, Supported Employment three days per calendar week combined with Transitional Work Services two days per calendar week), as well as timely revisions to ISPs to accommodate changes in day service needs.

The goal is to provide individuals with unique day service combinations to meet individuals’ needs, and help individuals to achieve employment and volunteering outcomes. The flexibility provides a safety net often expressed by families as needed in the event an individual is not successful in maintaining employment.

Agencies that provide day services:
Occupational Services, Inc. – www.osinc.org
AHEDD – www.ahedd.org
Keystone Human Services – www.keystonehumanservices.org
Northwestern Human Services – www.nhsonline.org
Person Directed Supports – www.persondirectedsupports.com

Supported Employment Services

Supported Employment Services consist of paid employment for individuals who, because of their disabilities, need intensive support to perform in a work setting. Supported Employment Services include activities needed to sustain paid work by individuals receiving Waiver services, including supervision and training.

When Supported Employment Services are provided at a work site in which people without disabilities are employed, payment will be made only for the adaptations, supervision, and training required by the individuals receiving Waiver services as a result of their disabilities, and will not include payment for the supervisory activities rendered as a normal part of the business setting.

Agencies that provide supported employment services:
Occupational Services, Inc. – www.osinc.org
AHEDD – www.ahedd.org
Keystone Human Services – www.keystonehumanservices.org
Person Directed Supports – www.persondirectedsupports.com
New Light, Inc. – www.newlightnewlife.net

Respite Services

Respite services are direct services that are provided to supervise and support individuals on a short-term basis due to the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care to the individual. Respite Services do not cover the care provided to a minor child when the primary caregiver or legally responsible individual is absent due to work. Respite Services are limited to individuals residing in private homes (the individual‘s own home or the home of a relative or friend).

Agencies that provide respite services:
The ARC – www.thearc.org
New Light, Inc. – www.newlightnewlife.net 
Family Care Services – www.familycareservices.org

Adaptations

Home Accessibility Adaptations 

Home Accessibility Adaptations consist of certain modifications to the private home of the individual, which are necessary due to the individual‘s disability, to ensure the health, security, and accessibility of the individual, or which enable the individual to function with greater independence in the home.

Vehicle Accessibility Adaptations 

Vehicle Accessibility Adaptations consist of certain modifications to the vehicle of the individual that is used as the primary means of transportation to meet the individual‘s needs. These vehicle modifications are necessary due to the individual‘s disability and to meet an assessed need as documented in the ISP. The vehicle that is adapted may be owned by the individual, a family member with whom the individual lives, or a non-relative who provides primary long-term support to the individual and is not a paid provider agency of such services. This service may also be used to adapt a privately owned vehicle of a family living host family when the vehicle is not owned by a provider agency. This service is not used to adapt provider owned, leased, or rented vehicles or provider operated vehicles used to provide transportation services to individuals.