A sense of well-being and stability comes from being part of a community. When children and young adults need support socially and at home, setting goals and measuring progress each step of the way builds the foundation for success. Through this Section 28 service, we meet the unique needs of each individual by creating one-on-one support plans to help build the ability to problem solve, develop social skills and create a feeling of empowerment and self-awareness. We work collaboratively with family, friends and caregivers to identify ways we can enhance each aspect of the young person’s life.
This skill-development program for children and young adults meets their individual needs through one-on-one support at home and out in the community to achieve specific goals designed just for them.
Working closely with the child’s parent or guardian, we identify key social, daily living and behavioral areas of need and create an individualized plan with measurable goals and objectives. This process often includes collaborating with other providers in the child’s life, such as school staff and case managers. Behavioral management, communication, daily living skills and socialization are all covered in each child’s individualized plan.
Once the plan is created, we work one-on-one with them in their home, community and school to help develop the skills they need to develop a sense of independence, well-being, and stability in their life.
Full engagement of the child’s parent or guardian engagement is vital for success. From creation through implementation, the parent and child are the lead decision-makers and guide the process through each step. Together, we create a positive, strengths based, team approach with a focus on continuous improvement, empowerment, and achievement.
To be eligible for Home and Community Support services, your child must:
- Be 0-21 years of age
- Have a diagnosis of:
- An Intellectual Disability
- Pervasive Developmental Disability (PDD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder such as Asperger’s Syndrome
- Have a behavioral health diagnosis and a current functional assessment that documents a functional impairment
- Reside in either Androscoggin, York or Cumberland County
- Be enrolled in Katie Beckett/MaineCare
A commitment by the parent/guardian to be fully engaged in the development and execution of the child’s Individual Treatment Plan is required.
Our Home and Community Support Services are funded by MaineCare and operate within the rules and regulations of Section 28.