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Family Support

Staffed by Family Support Specialists, the Family Support Units are able to assist families/individuals to obtain needed services that allow people to live independently in their natural environments. DDDS Family Support Specialists provide a wide knowledge of available community resources and considerable experience in accessing other service systems. Family Support Unit Staff provide an array of services to individuals and their families, including:

  • Meeting with individuals and their families to discuss concerns
  • Determining what services the individual and his/her family need and want
  • Completing a Family Support Agreement in cooperation with each individual and his/her family. (This agreement outlines needed services and who will take responsibility for obtaining and monitoring these services)
  • Assisting with Transition Planning from school to adult services
  • Coordinating referrals for services, including assessments, therapy, day program and residential services
  • Assisting families to navigate other service systems to help obtain needed services

Contact your Regional Community Services Office for information about Family Support Services