Developmental Disability

Support Services

Overview

Support Services offers a variety of supports and assistance to individuals living in their own or family home. Support Services may be available for all individuals who are not enrolled in Comprehensive Services. Support Services are not means tested, meaning eligibility is based on disability rather economic need. The amount of support may vary for an individual based on eligibility for Medicaid and available funding. Individuals and families should consult their Service Coordinator for more information about access and referral to these programs.

Support Services for Children

Support services for children address the unique needs that arise when a child has a disability and specialized needs. These supports are indentified with the family to supplement family and community resources to help children with disabilities and their families thrive at home and in the community. These programs strive to help children and families remain independent, healthy, and safe from birth to 18.

Family Support

Family Support provides assistance to families caring for their children with developmental disabilities in the family home. Families work with their Service Coordinator to determine what they need most. The Service Coordinator in conjunction with the family will ensure that all available resources are accessed creatively and leveraged to the greatest possible benefit of the child and family. This may include support-groups, public and private programs, private insurance, and other local, state, and national programs. Family Support allows the families have the flexibility to choose services and providers that will meet the child and families needs. In some cases, a family may access family support for a brief time while other families may need an on-going family support plan. Family Support is not crisis driven and is on a first come first serve basis dependent on available funding from the Department of Human Services.

To be eligible for family support funds the child must live in the family home, s/he cannot be receiving other paid in-home, community living or family support services funded by the Department of Human Services; except for Medicaid, adoption assistance, or short-term assistance intended to prevent out of home placement. Supports that can be purchased with family support funds are limited to supports that are directly related to the child's disability and are not designed to supplant normal parental responsibility. These supports may include:

  • Behavior consultation
  • Community inclusion
  • Environmental accessibility adaptations
  • Family caregiver supports
  • Family training
  • In-home support
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Special diets
  • Specialized equipment and supplies
  • Speech, hearing, and language services
  • Transportation

Children's Intensive In-Home Services (CIIS)

CIIS was developed by the Department of Human Services, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in response to the needs of families caring for their children with intensive medical or behavioral needs. These programs are operated by the Department of Human Services in coordination with the Linn County Developmental Disabilities Program. The Linn County Service Coordinator works with individuals and families to asses the individuals need to make a referral to these specialized programs that offer flexible, ongoing supports based on the individual needs of the child and family.

  • Medically Fragile Children's Unit (MFCU): Provides support services for children who have very intense medical needs, are technology dependent, and require nursing care. Eligibility is based on a clinical criterion as conducted by MFCU nursing staff with input from the families and medical community. DD eligibility is not required. Family income is not a factor for eligibility.
  • Intensive Behavior Program: Provides support services for children 18 who demonstrate intense behaviors that are dangerous to themselves or others. Typically, the entire household must make extreme eligibility. adaptations to keep everyone safe. Eligibility is based on behavioral criterion as conducted by CIIS staff and reviewed by the CIIS behavioral team. The child must be determined eligible by Linn County Developmental Disabilities Program and family income is not a factor for eligibility.
  • Medically Involved Program: Provides support services for children who have a medical condition requiring total assistance with all activities of daily living. These children are not technology dependent but due to their size and weight require maximum interventions. Eligibility is based on a medically involved criterion as conducted by CIIS staff with input from the families and medical community. DD eligibility is not required. Family income is not a factor for eligibility.

Support Services for Adults

Brokerage Support Services

Brokerage Support Services are in-home or other personal supports that assist an individual to live in their own home or with family or friends and to fully participate in community life, including work. To obtain support services, individuals are first placed on a wait list and then referred and enrolled in a Support Services Brokerage by the individuals Service Coordinator based on an Order of Enrollment. Each individual will receive an individual plan and will be able to select and monitor the providers of desired services. The primary job of a Support Service Brokerage is to help an individual plan, arrange, and monitor supports needed to stay at home and use the community. For more information about Support Service Brokerages please contact the Linn County Developmental Disabilities Program or click on this link: Support Services Brokerage List

 

 
 

Location

Albany

Main Office   view map
Linn County Annex
315 4th Ave SW, 1st Floor
PO Box 100
Albany, OR 97321

Telephone: 541-967-3890
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
FAX: 541-924-6905
TTY/TTD: 1-800-735-2900

Email: LinnCDDP@co.linn.or.us

Other Resources

All DD Links
Adult Foster Home Providers


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