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COMMUNITY INCLUSION - This service helps a participant gain skills needed to live in the community. The intent of this service is to reduce the need for direct assistance by improving a participant’s ability to live independently in the community.

What is the Consolidated Waiver and the Person/Family Directed Support Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disability?
The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver and the Person/Family Directed Support Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.

What is the adult autism waiver?

The Adult Autism Waiver is one of two programs in Pennsylvania specifically designed to help adults with autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way that they want to, based on their identified needs. Below are responses to some frequently asked questions about the Adult Autism Waiver. If you can’t find the information you are looking for here, please call 1-866-539-7689

The above information was taken from Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services. Please click below to visit their website.

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SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT - This service provides a participant who has found a paying job in the community ongoing help to learn the skills needed to independently keep the job. This service is provided to participants who, because of their disability, need ongoing support to function in a work setting. The amount of support provided can be reduced as the participant becomes more independent in the workplace.

HOME AND COMMUNITY HABILITATION (UNLICENSED) This is a direct service (face-to-face) provided in home and community settings to assist participants in acquiring, maintaining, and improving self-help, domestic, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. 

COMPANION SERVICES Companion services are provided to participants living in private homes for the limited purposes of providing supervision and assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult participant with intellectual disabilities.

RESPITE SERVICES Respite Services are direct services that are provided to supervise and support participants living in private homes on a short-term basis due to the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care. 

HOMEMAKER/CHORE SERVICES Homemaker services consist of services to enable the participant or the family member(s) or friend(s) with whom the participant resides to maintain their primary private home. Homemaker Services must be provided by a qualified homemaker and may include cleaning and laundry, meal preparation, and other general household care.