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Individual Service Plan

The purpose of habilitative services is to provide general assistance to persons, in accordance with their individualized service plan, to help them acquire and maintain those life skills that enable them to cope more effectively with their environments and to improve self-help skills necessary to reside successfully in home or community-based settings. Services offered are designed to correspond to the person’s strengths and needs, while helping them to learn the skills and obtain the supports needed to pursue personal interests and aspirations. These personal interests and aspirations are reflected as “valued outcomes” in the person’s Individualized Service Plan (ISP), which in turn serve as the starting point for development of the person’s Habilitative Plan.

Community Habilitation

Services that are habilitative in nature, relating to activities of daily living such as personal grooming and cleanliness, bed making and household chores, preparation of food and social skills to enable the individual to live in his or her own home, family’s home, a family care home or an Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA).

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation services may stand alone with no connection to pre-vocational and supported employment services. In other instances, Day Habilitation serves as a transition to and/or enhances pre-vocational and supported employment supports. Day Habilitation services may include mobility training; training and assistance in developing appropriate social behaviors, communication skills, basic safety skills, personal care skills, health care skills, money management skills, and transportation specific to participation in community activities or programming integral to the person’s day habilitation service plan.

Respite

A service designed to provide temporary relief to primary care giver of an individual with a developmental disability.

Environmental Modifications

Changes made to the home environment necessary to ensure the health, welfare and safety of an individual and to allow maximum independence.

Adaptive Technologies

Devices, aides, controls, appliances or supplies of either a communication or adaptive type, which are necessary to allow a person to live at home.

Pre-Vocational

Services that assist individuals who are interested in joining the “world of work.”

Supported Employment

Services that assist individuals in finding and keeping employment which is meaningful to them in the community.

State Plan Services

Services that assist individuals with maintaining their health and well being; and transportation services.