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Developmental/Intellectual Services

Seven Counties Services believes that everyone, regardless of how severe their developmental or intellectual disability may be, has the right to live independently and be an active participant in their community. For general questions about any of our programs, please call 502-459-5292 


  • Adult Crisis Response Team supplies on-site crisis supports, assessments, intensive service coordination and emergency respite.
  • Behavioral Health Therapy Services include individual, group and family therapy services to individuals who are dually-diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability along with a mental illness.
  • Child-Targeted Case Management The Child-Targeted Case Management Program provides case management services for children younger than 21 diagnosed with severe emotional disabilities.  Services include assisting the family in accessing needed services, monitoring the child’s progress, performing advocacy activities on behalf of the child and providing crisis assistance.

Common Ground

Common Ground
is an adult day program delivering on-site and community-based training and activities in social, developmental, and independent living skills for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities.


  • EPSDT, The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment is federally mandated Medicaid program for children. In Kentucky, it is divided into two components: EPSDT Screenings and EPSDT Special Services in which will be discussed below.
  • The EPSDT Special Services Program allows coverage for items or services which are medically necessary and which are not covered somewhere else in Medicaid. The Developmental Services Division provides services including, Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy to children under the age of 18.

First StepsFirst Steps, the Kentucky Early Intervention System, serves as the point of entry and primary service coordination for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or medical conditions known to cause developmental delays.

If you have a child born prematurely or with developmental delays or disabilities, please call 459-0225 or 1-800-442-0087 and talk to one of our First Steps’ staff about an assessment so your child can receive the services he or she needs in order to get the best start in life. READ MORE HERE

  • Family Support Services is the regional point of entry for persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities in the Seven Counties’ region. Comprehensive services include resource referral, service coordination, crisis response and prevention, and long-term planning for individuals and families affected by developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Hart Supported Living Program finances specialized, individualized products or services that enable individuals with disabilities to maintain independent lives.
  • PASRR, Periodic Assessment Screening Resident Review, This assessment is completed prior to any nursing facility admitting an individual with a mental illness, developmental or intellectual disability.  Our team of assessors completes these reviews to help ensure that a nursing facility placement is the least restrictive environment available for that individual.
  • PASRR Specialized Services includes activities on-site and in the community and focuses on skill development for individuals residing in a nursing facility who have an intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Positive Behavioral Supports includes services of a behavioral analyst to develop a behavior plan to increase and promote positive, socially appropriate behaviors in individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  Once a plan is developed, the staff will train individuals supporting the consumer to carry out this plan and monitor for results.
  • Waiver Programs, Individuals 3 years of age and up have other program options.  If you have a sibling or child over age 3 with developmental or intellectual disabilities, please call 502-459-5292 or 1-800-459-5292 to learn about programs that can help.
    • Programs include:
      • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver Services provides services and supports to adults with acquired brain injuries who are working to re-enter community life. Services are provided exclusively in community settings and assist individuals in obtaining needed services and in the monitoring of service delivery.
      • Acute provides intensive services and supports to adults with acquired brain injuries working to re-enter community life.
      • Long-Term Supports provides an alternative to institutional care for individuals that have reached a plateau in their rehabilitation level and require maintenance services to avoid institutionalization and to live safely in the community.
      • Supports for Community Living (SCL) provides an array of services supporting alternatives to institutional care for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
      • Michelle P. Waiver (MPW) is a program providing an array of services as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. MPW allows individuals to remain in their homes with services and supports. Current list of Providers of Michelle P. Waiver
      • Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver program provides services and support to elderly people or children and adults with disabilities to help them to remain in or return to their homes.
      • Consumer – Directed Options (CDO) - each of the waivers above can utilize CDO – allowing the consumer to direct all of their non-medical services.


Work MattersWORK MATTERS, the supported employment group for the Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Division, markets our consumers’ skills as workplace contributions. As an Employment Specialist with Work Matters, Work Matters staff collaborate together to brainstorm and imagine goodness of fit between our job seeker and marketplace opportunity. Work Matters remains vested in assisting job seekers of all talents and backgrounds.    


WHAS Crusade

Thank You to WHAS Crusade for Children for providing generous grant support throughout the years to fund numerous programs which have helped serve our Developmental/Intellectual Disabled consumers.