Supports coordination assists individuals who possess an intellectual disability and/or a diagnosis of Autism to  live their envisioned everyday life

WHAT IS SUPPORTS COORDINATION?

Supports coordination is a case management service to assist individuals who possess an intellectual disability and/or a diagnosis of Autism to  live a healthy and safe everyday life by identifying community resources and benefits to meet their needs.
Services are delivered at no cost in the home, school, and community of McKean County.

HOW WE HELP

Support Coordination case management assists individuals to achieve an everyday life through the course of their lifetime by accessing community resources and providing advocacy and referrals to eligible waiver programs.

Eligibility

  • IQ Score of 70 and below and possess at least 3 functional deficits in the area of communication, self care, home living, social skills, use of community resources, self direction, and work leisure, or health and safety.
  • Onset of the intellectual disability occurred before the age of 22.
  • OR possess a diagnosis of Autism with functional deficits in 3 or more areas of the Adaptive Behavior Assessment

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