Community Living, Office of Developmental Programs and Supports Coordination
The mission of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives. The office seeks to continuously improve an effective system of accessible services and supports that are flexible, innovative and person-centered.
The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models. Consolidated Waiver information
Person/Family Directed Support Waiver
The Pennsylvania Person/Family Directed Support Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability, autism, or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models. Person/Family Directed Support waiver information
Office of Developmental Programs HCBS Final Rule
On January 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for Home and Community-Based Settings (HCBS). The CMS HCBS rule became effective on March 17, 2014 and applies to the settings in which ODP waiver services are provided. Per CMS guidelines, all states must be compliant with the regulations by March 2019. The purpose of the CMS HCBS rule is to make sure individuals receive services in settings that are integrated in the community and individuals receiving services have access to community resources equal to that of those who do not receive services.
Individuals receiving services should be able to:
- Have opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive and integrated settings.
- Engage in community life.
- Control personal resources.
- Obtain services in the community.
CMS HCBS rule
Montgomery County Developmental Disabilities Office provides services and supports to children and adults with a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and children and adults with a diagnosis of Autism.
Contact the Intake Coordinator at 610-278-5666 to see if you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you are determined eligible, an intake meeting will be scheduled where you choose a Supports Coordination Organization (SCO).
A Supports Coordinator (SC) will work with you to develop a plan and coordinate the services to support your goals. Your Supports Coordinator will be glad to discuss services that are available such as Employment Services, In Home and Community Supports, Day Services, Transportation, Residential Services.
The organizations providing supports coordination services to individuals in Montgomery County are: