In-Home and Community supports is a service that promotes an individual’s independence. A person-centered plan is developed for each individual and his/her family. Person-centered plans focus on initiating, building, and maintaining skills of daily living. Skills often addressed include personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, basic academics, socialization, and communication. Staff then teach these skills through modeling, prompting, physical instruction, and positive reinforcement. In-Home and Community Supports may be rendered in the community, at the individuals residence, or a combination of both settings.
When the service is provided in a community setting, emphasis is placed on the development of community inclusion through volunteering and the growth of natural community and supports relationships.