Intellectual Disabilities Services

Pennsylvania

~~“The intellectual and developmental disability service system is evolving from one focused on providing service in large institutions – often far from a person’s home and community -- to one based on a flexible and dynamic system of supports and services close to home and community. The new system is tailored to the needs of persons living in their home community which include community residential and day support services.

Community residential options include group homes, single apartments with a roommate, or a family living setting. People are provided supports in their family home or their own home. Day services, such as supported employment, training and recreation are provided to people who live in residential settings and at home. A wide array of services and supports are also available to families caring for a child or adult sibling with an intellectual disability. Services include case management, mobility training, employment training and opportunities and adult day care.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Other: 
  • Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Date Enacted: 
12/14/2018
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