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Who is eligible for our services?
The State of Alaska determines who is eligible to receive services from the Developmental Disabilities program. If you haven’t already been determined eligible for services and you think you or a loved one might have a developmental disability, then you should contact us. For more information, please click the S.T.A.R. Services button below.
What level of service can each customer expect?
Once found eligible, State officials determine the type and amount of funding that can be used to provide services. The level of services available to each customer varies greatly.
How do we help customers plan for services?
Our service coordinators partner with each customer, their family or guardian, and other community team members to develop a plan based on the needs of each person. The scope of the planned services depends on the funding level approved by the state.
How are the planned services provided?
Services to help customers achieve their planned goals take many forms. Sometimes we provide one-on-one direct care staff to work with customers in community settings or at home. Other times we offer primary caregivers financial assistance so they can hire someone to fill in for them, allowing them a break. Yet other times we contract with professional caregivers who live with or near a customer to provide assistance with daily living tasks and basic safety.
Where do customers live?
We support customers and guardians in locating and maintaining a comfortable and affordable place to live in the comm-unity. From living in an apartment with a few hours drop-in staff each week, to living in a neighborhood home with an adult foster care provider, to living in their own home, each customer needs something different. The list of potential living options is endless. We do not operate group homes or other living situations that congregate people with disabilities.
How do customers know if services are working?
Service coordinators work in partner-ship with customers and other team members to continually monitor progress toward goals. Strategies are modified when they aren’t working or when the customer’s goals and interests change.
Examples of Skill Training and Support We Provide:
Being Safe and Healthy
Having Power and Making as Many Choices as Possible
Sharing Typical Community Places
Occupying Respected Community Roles
Participating in Community Relationships
Developing Useful Skills and Competencies
Community Connections would like to thank the businesses and organizations that support paid employment and volunteer opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities. Please click the link below and join us in thanking our supporters.