Community Inclusion

PCADD’s Community Inclusion program provides services to area persons with developmental disabilities at their home, or in the community.  Trained staff provides transportation to allow persons served to access community services, learn new skills, obtain needed medical care, and develop relationships.  The specific services, including the amount and frequency of services, to be provided to each individual are outlined in the person’s Individualized Support Plan (ISP). Scheduling of services is based on personal preference and individual need. Budget based fees for these services are funded by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities.  Specific Medicaid waiver services offered through the Community Inclusion program include:

Community Integration:  Helps persons served to develop relationships with those within the broader community, and supports persons served to be fully participating members of the community.

Individualized Skills Development (ISD):  Assists persons served to acquire life skills needed for independent living, and in achieving maximum independence in home and community settings. ISD services are generally provided in an individual’s home.

Day Habilitation: Supports individuals served to acquire, improve, and retain the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in the community.

Personal Assistance (PA): Designed to support persons with developmental disabilities with activities of daily living, either performed directly by staff or through training activities. Examples of PA services provided include meal preparation, feeding, bathing, toileting, transfer and ambulation, dressing, and grooming.

 

Devon volunteers at Cancer Memorial Park in Bowling Green MO
Devon volunteers at Cancer Memorial Park in Bowling Green MO
Jim from University Extension demonstrates proper handwashing techniques in a cooking class.
Jim from University Extension demonstrates proper handwashing techniques in a cooking class.
Drake visits Grant’s Farm in St. Louis MO
Drake visits Grant’s Farm in St. Louis MO