Specialized Community Supports

Intent

To describe services available through Specialized Community Supports.

Policy

Specialized Community Supports are intended to be short-term services to assist caregivers and staff in determining and delivering appropriate services to better support Individuals. Services are provided directly to the Individual’s caregiver or staff. Services are not part of the ongoing support staff model.

These supports will not duplicate services available through the Individual’s existing support system or services that are generally available within the community or through other government programs. For example, assistance provided by the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program.

Example of specialized community supports include the following:

  • Behavioural Consultative Services – supports used to stabilize a situation or train those in the existing support system to provide appropriate behavioural programming.
  • Professional Consultative Services – the provision of clinical or consultative services in specialty support areas, such as counselling services and assessment to determine eligibility.

Legislative Authority

Created: 2013-04-01
Modified: 2015-02-25
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