Supports Coordination assists persons with intellectual disabilities in identifying services, community resources, and benefits to meet their needs.

Supports Coordinators locate, coordinate, and monitor services for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Services are delivered at no cost in the home, school and community in McKean County.

Eligibility

  • IQ score of 70 or below.
  • Intellectual disability diagnosis
  • Limitation occurred before 22 years of age
  • Demonstrates a need in at least two areas: communication, self-care, home living, social skills, use of community resources, self direction, life/ functional skills, work, leisure, or health and safety

Supports Coordinators

  • Regularly assess the needs of persons served
  • Help the individual/family develop a plan to meet their needs
  • Help the individual/family obtain services
  • Serve as a key coordinator of services
  • Regularly check to assure the appropriate quality, type, and level of service is being delivered
  • Ensure that each person’s rights are protected
  • Help family members access financial support to care for their loved one at home

Supports Coordination Helps With

  • Daily living skills
  • Companion/ chore support
  • Job readiness
  • Supported or competitive employment
  • Transitional work
  • Respite care
  • Transportation
  • Home and vehicle adaptations
  • Specialized therapy and nursing services
  • Behavior support
  • Family support services
  • Educational support
  • Assistive technology/equipment
  • Food, energy, housing, medical and financial assistance
  • Legal services
  • Recreation/leisure activities
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