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In-Home & Community Support

  1. What is In-Home & Community Support?
  2. What types of activities do participants take part in?

Answer 1:

In-Home and Community Support consists of services designed to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, and improving the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. Services are provided at a staff to client ratio of 1:1, or in a small group opportunity that has a staff to client ratio of greater than 1:1 and less than 1:3.

Answer 2:

Activities can range from teaching a person to safely utilize public transportation or learning to cook, to volunteering in community programs. Individuals are provided with the opportunity to help establish the activities of their own program, making it individualized and focused on their goals of moving towards independence.