The first line of the Federal Developmental Disabilities Act states that “Disability is a natural part of the human experience.” Federal law also places a priority on the community as the place all should have the opportunity to live and thrive, including people with disabilities and special health care needs.
However, regardless of issues like specific diagnoses, living circumstances and family status, every individual with disabilities is unique. In truth, individuals with disabilities, in order to successfully benefit from community life, typically need supports and services that are highly individualized to their specific needs. Disability supports and services are designed to provide flexibility in planning and implementation in order to meet this requirement.
There is a wide array of programs and services available to support those with disabilities to acquire skills for self-determination, entry into employment or meaningful job training and independent living with individualized supports. The information included below, while not representative of every resource available to individuals and families, is designed to meet the broad spectrum of the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families, again with a focus on successful community engagement. Our parent resource coordinators are available to provide other options or additional resources if needed services are not represented here.