Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Plan Guide


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

The Division of Developmental Disabilities requires that each individual eligible for Division Supports have an Individual Support Plan. Individuals, their families, providers and facilitators who write plans in cooperation with all individuals receiving supports from the Division shall use this guide. Individual support planning encourages a team approach to involve the individual and community networks in planning for the future. The process involves developing a vision for the future, while coordinating resources and supports to make the vision a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Supports (CMS) outcome for “participant-centered support planning and delivery” clarifies: “Supports are planned and effectively implemented in accordance with each participant’s unique needs, expressed preferences and decisions concerning his/her life in the community.” The Individual Support Plan is an investment in an individual’s life and is driven by the individual, what is important to them as designed through outcomes identified in the support plan

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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