Developmental Disabilities Services
Developmental Disabilities Services
Seven Counties Services believes that everyone with an intellectual or developmental disability has the right to live successfully in the community.
With supports from birth to senior years, our team can help families create a great home environment from childhood to adulthood.
Services are available in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.
For more information about our Developmental Disabilities Services, please call (502) 459-5292.
Crisis Prevention and Response
The Crisis Prevention and Response Program offers person-centered, short-term response for individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and are experiencing a behavioral or psychiatric crisis. Individuals receive immediate and intensive supports to ensure they are able to remain in their homes and communities.
Family Supports Services
The regional Point of Entry for accessing supports and services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The Family Supports Services team provides linkage to resources in the community, assistance with applying for the Michelle P. Waiver and Supports for Community Living Medicaid waivers, as well as ongoing direct services to qualified individuals.
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is the use of evidence-based techniques to make meaningful changes in socially significant behaviors. Our licensed ABA therapists use a positive approach to reduce behaviors that are harmful, interfere with learning, or limit access to the community. This modality focuses on the increase of more appropriate behaviors, such as communication or self-regulation.
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
Services are available to help bring individuals closer to a fuller and more independent life, whether it be through regaining physical strength, performing daily living activities, or addressing communication and speech issues.
A federally mandated program, PASRR is designed to ensure that all applicants to Medicaid-certified nursing facilities are screened for evidence of a possible severe mental illness or a developmental disability. PASRR helps to determine if persons require nursing facility level of care, is the least restrictive in nature, and if specialized services are needed. The goal of PASRR is for the applicant to receive the individualized services they need, in the least restrictive environment; often this being a community placement.
PASRR Specialized Services
Provides individualized supports for people who reside in a nursing facility. The services include continuous, aggressive specialized training to prevent the regression or loss of current optimal functioning and to promote the acquisition of skills necessary for the individual to function with as much self-determination and independence as possible.
Medicaid Waiver Services
Waiver Programs include:
Supports for Community Living (SCL) provides services and supports to individuals in their homes and communities. This waiver is unique as it provides residential services in addition to the typical waiver services. Seven Counties Services provides the following SCL waiver services:
- Case Management – Seven Counties Services case managers will coordinate services and supports for individuals in their homes and communities using a person-centered planning process. Our SCL case management team can also assist individuals who choose to self-direct their services through the participant directed services (PDS) option and assist with locating and obtaining non-waiver services.
- Supported Employment – see Work Matters for more information.
- Community Access – services are designed to support the individual to engage in meaningful routines, events, and organizations in the community. These services result in less reliance on formal supports and greater emphasis on the development of personal social networks, membership opportunities, friendships, and relationships for the individual.
- Behavior Supports – positive behavior support works with individuals to make positive changes in their lives and assists to ensure that all caregivers collaborate and provide consistency across all settings.
Michelle P. Waiver (MPW) provides Medicaid paid services for both adults and children with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Supports from this program, provided by either agency providers or individuals hired by the participant, allow individuals to live at home rather than in an institutional setting. A variety of services are offered to support the participant’s goals, choices and needs. Eligible participants have intellectual or other developmental disabilities and meet the special financial qualifications applied to the MPW program, as determined by Medicaid.
Click here for a link to the Medicaid-sponsored website for this program to learn more.
Click here for a Provider Directory for MPW that can be searched by county and type of service.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) provides services and supports to individuals with brain injuries who are working to reintegrate successfully to the most independent life possible in their community. Services are provided in their homes as well as community settings and focus on obtaining and monitoring needed services. At this time, Seven Counties Services provides both traditional and PDS case management services for the Acute and Long-Term Care waivers.
Work Matters, our supported employment program, represents a commitment to both underemployed citizens and employers. The services are tailored to meet the ongoing situational needs of both parties.
Work Matters’ mission is one of increasing self-sufficiency, advanced equal opportunity, and inclusion within the community.
The Work Matters program provides workplace support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and severe/persistent mental illness. These supported employment services include: person-centered job planning, individualized job placement, skills training and ongoing supports. Individuals with or without waiver resources may receive these services. Job seekers are assisted to secure and maintain both customized and labor market positions in an integrated setting.