Support Coordination Services

Supports Coordination is a critical service that involves the primary functions of locating, coordinating, and monitoring needed services and supports for participants.

The most important element of quality Supports Coordination is building relationships. When strong relationships are developed the quality of supports and services improves. Building relationships is not a separate and distinct activity; it is integral to each function the support coordinator performs.

Locating services and supports consists of assistance to the participant and his or her family in linking, arranging for, and obtaining services specified in the service plan, including resources in the community, competitive integrated employment, needed medical, social, habilitation, and participant direction opportunities.

Everyone registered with Franklin/Fulton Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities program will be assigned to a willing and qualified Support Coordination Organization (SCO).

The local area provider of Support Coordination is Service Access and Management, Inc. (SAM) - or


Some of the Services and Supports available depending on ODP and County funding:

In Home Supports

  • Respite
  • Family Aid
  • Companion Services
  • Home Accessibility Adaptations

Community Supports

  • Employment Supports
  • Community Participation Supports (CPS) in and out of a licensed day service facility
  • Transportation

Residential Services

  • Life Sharing
  • Residential Habilitation (also known as a Group Home)
  • Supported Living

The Support Coor​dination Organization (SCO) will have a service and supports directory of qualified providers.