Supporting Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Brain Injury in their Homes and Communities

Maine

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides home-and community-based services to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and brain injury primarily through MaineCare-funded programs. These are often called waiver programs because they operate with special exceptions from the federal government and are referred to by their Section number, which is where they can be found in the MaineCare rules.”

“For most of us, work is part of our identity. And for many people, work is an important part of the recovery process. Experience and research have shown that mental health consumers want to work and can work. Some of those individuals will need support in finding and keeping a job; others will not.

Work can have many benefits. It gives structure to our days, can boost self-esteem, and provides income that affords us more choices. It also offers opportunities to be a part of, and give back to, our community.”

This page has a list of resources related to disability employment.

Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Other: 
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Date Enacted: 
08/21/2020
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