Provides the following services: Early Intervention The initial service available is Early Intervention (EI). EI is an entitlement program for children 0-3 who demonstrate a 25% delay in one or more areas of development. The Service Coordinator from the BSU is responsible to conduct Child Find activities and initial developmental services. In addition, they coordinate further assessments and direct the implementation of designated therapies through the Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP). Targeted Service Management Children aging out of Early Intervention may be eligible to receive Targeted Service Management (TSM). TSM is a case management service that can assist families in accessing adaptive equipment, specialized services and therapies, and appropriate educational services through Individual Education Plans (IEP). This level of case management also assists adults with mental retardation in accessing appropriate social services, housing, and transportation. Waiver Program The Commonwealth, in an effort to reduce the expenditure of county funds, is participating in three federally funded waiver programs. These funding streams, accessible only through registration with the MR/BSU, require specific standards to be met for eligibility. Services eligible for reimbursement include adaptive equipment and respite services, in home. Referrals Though families are generally urged to attempt to maintain these children in their home, residential placements are still a necessary component of Intellectual Disability Services. Currently, children as young as three are placed in a variety of residential settings ranging from Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) to foster homes through private and public agencies.
Record last updated: Aug 10 2016 11:22AM