Support coordinators assist individuals with intellectual disability to connect with supports they need to be as independent as possible. Supports coordinators meet with individuals and their families to review their strength and need areas, and to develop an Individual Support Plan. They explain what different services offer and assist individuals by requesting funding for services. Support coordinators are a link between the individual and their family and the service providers.
Family Support Services
Family support services assist individuals who live independently or with family, and include respite care, family aide, nursing care, and home and community habilitation.
Residential services support adults with intellectual disability as they live in the community by providing needed assistance and/or supervision based on the individuals’ needs. Residential services and include supervised apartments, semi-independent living, group homes, and family living/life sharing.
Vocational training ranges from learning basic job skills and expectations to travelling to a work site as part of a work crew, to obtaining and maintaining a job. Types of job training services include workshop settings, transitional employment, volunteer work, job search and placement, supported employment, and job loss prevention.
Adult Day Services
Adult day services offer several options for individuals who may not desire vocational training for reasons such as medical needs, age, or physical limitations. Supports available include adult developmental training, which focuses on basic life skills and leisure activities, community habilitation, which can include volunteer work and use of community resources, and seniors programs for individuals of retirement age.