Individualized Self-Directed Programs for People with Disabilities
Customized Care and Support Plans
The Oak Hill Center for Individual and Family Supports provides a full range of supports for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Services are delivered by highly qualified and trained healthcare professionals.
Individuals and families who have been approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) may participate in Oak Hill’s Self-Directed Services Program. In this program, we can work with you to develop a customized care and support plan for your loved one with a disability.
Oak Hill is an approved vendor for this state program, and has helped families create and implement plans that encourage growth, independence and quality of life. Our highly qualified and trained healthcare professionals can both help you develop a comprehensive care plan and deliver many of the services included in that plan.
We can provide:
- In-home supports
- Day Service Supports
- Comprehensive (24 hours/7 days a week) residential programs
- A wide range of living and employment option
- Respite in and out of home
Find out if you are eligible – The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) determines your eligibility for self-directed services. We can provide you with services as long as you are enrolled with them and have received a letter confirming your eligibility.
Oak Hill is a recognized private provider by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Self-Determination Waiver Programs
What are self-directed services?
The state of Connecticut’s Self-Determination (Comprehensive Waiver and Individual and Family Supports Waiver) programs through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is designed to help people with disabilities and their families to choose and design an individualized program that will encourage growth, independence and quality of life.
Who should receive self-directed services?
Individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments that are enrolled in this new waiver program.
Waiver Types Defined
The Comprehensive Waiver is for people who live in licensed group homes, community-training homes or assisted living. It can also be used for people who live in their own home or their family’s home, who are in need of a comprehensive level of supports, usually because of significant physical, behavioral or medial support needs. Over the next five years, this waiver will support 150 new people each year with residential home support averaging $50,000 per person.
The Individual and Family Support Waiver is for people who live in their own or their family’s home and receives less extensive supports that typically cost less than $52,000 annually. Typical supports would be day/vocational services and some in-home and/or respite supports. Over the next five years, this waiver will support 100 new people each year averaging $6,000-7,000 per person.
Need help getting started?
Anita Ustjanauskas, Senior Director Community Programs
860-242-2274 Ext. 3352
Mary Beth Julian, Program Supervisor