Community Support

The term “Community Supports” means supports that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, be productive, and be integrated and included in all facets of community life. They are designed to enable such individuals to control their environment; permit the most independent life possible; prevent placement into a more restrictive living arrangement than is necessary; and enable them to live, learn, work, and enjoy life in the community. Other supports may include early intervention services, respite care, personal assistance services, family support services, supported employment services, support services for families headed by aging caregivers of individuals with DD, provision of rehabilitation technology and assistive technology, and assistive technology services.