Self Direction & Community Supports
Empowering Individuals With Disabilities
Community Mainstreaming offers Self-Directed services for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). By Self-Direction, your services, you and/or your family will choose the level of support that makes the most sense for you and your goals. We’ll work closely with you to help you explore opportunities through our process of person-centered planning.
Self-Directed Services and Respite Care
At Community Mainstreaming, we offer Self-Directed services to help individuals with IDD retain their independence and make choices about their future. Our experienced professionals provide assistance to maximize their potential. Additionally, our respite services offer temporary relief to caregivers, reducing overall family stress and ensuring the needs of their loved one with a developmental disability are met during times of illness, emergency, or caregiver/staff vacation. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
What Is Self-Direction?
Self-Direction is an option under the HCBS waiver that empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to choose the supports and services that align with their personal life goals. From finding employment to volunteering, maintaining a healthy lifestyle to living independently, Self-Direction enables individuals to make decisions about their growth, relationships, and activities. Experience greater autonomy and fulfillment with Self-Direction at Community Mainstreaming, where you can live life on your own terms.
Circle of Support
Self-Direction is a unique approach offered at Community Mainstreaming where individuals are empowered to take control of their own lives with the support of their Circle of Support. This Circle typically includes family, advocates, brokers, Care Coordinators, and the individual themselves. The primary role of the Circle of Support is to help the individual achieve their chosen life plan. If you are interested in Self-Direction, you will need a Fiscal Intermediary and a Support Broker, and Community Mainstreaming is proud to offer both of these services.
What Is a Fiscal Intermediary?
Community Mainstreaming is a Fiscal Intermediary (FI) for individuals who have chosen to Self-Direct their Services. As a Fiscal Intermediary, we’ll work closely with the individual, family and support broker to implement the “behind the scenes” portion of all HCBS waiver services. Services often include Human Resource activities as well as the billing and payment of the services identified and chosen by the individual, such as training individual, family and staff on billing & documentation responsibilities, completing and monitoring budget expenditures, payroll processing, staff training and reviewing/auditing Medicaid billing.
What Is a Support Broker?
Community Mainstreaming has in-house employees who can serve as Agency Brokers or we can contract with and independent Broker of your choice. We work closely with agency and contracted Brokers to guide the individual and their family through the process and consistently ensure the individual experiences our exceptionally high standard of care. The Support Broker guides the Person-Centered Planning (PCP) process, considering the individual’s goals, needs, and dreams. They help create a habilitation plan and budget with the Circle of Support, and provide additional training and support as needed.
Thank You Community Mainstreaming!
“Community Mainstreaming has been a game changer for our family. As a parent of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, finding the right support and services has been challenging. But since we connected with Community Mainstreaming, our lives have been transformed.”
– Vocational & Day Program Student Parent