Community Services

Recreation and Respite

Respite care is temporary care away from home. For many families, respite is crucial to caring for a loved one with a developmental disability. Respite services provide temporary relief from the demands of care giving, which helps reduce overall family stress. This often enables families to better meet the needs of their loved one with a developmental disability. SASi offers a variety of respite services to suit your needs.

Guest Respite

Guest Respite offers planned care, by the hour or overnight, for individuals with developmental disabilities in the home of the respite provider. 

Intensive Behavior Supports

Intensive Behavioral (IB) Services are short-term (6 month) services that focus on developing effective behavior management strategies for individuals whose challenging behavioral issues put the individual at risk of placement in a more restrictive residential setting. While not a crisis intervention program, this program does teach the individual, families and other caregivers how to respond to and deal with those challenging behaviors that might otherwise result in admission to a hospital or psychiatric center.

To be eligible for IB Services, the individual must live in his/her own residence or a Family Care home and must be enrolled in the Home and Community Based Services Waiver.

In-Home Behavior Services

The In Home Behavior Program is designed for individuals with developmental disabilities 12 years of age and older who receive Medicaid service coordination. The families who request this service should be interested in working with a qualified behavior specialist to develop a structured plan or routine to help them reinforce positive behavior and teach pro-social interactions. The intent of this program is to teach family/caregivers how to effectively work with their family member with a disability and reinforce positive behaviors. The program is not intended to function as a respite service. The respite program requires a separate referral.

Community Habilitation

Instructors work with individuals in their own homes to increase independence in activities of daily living. Activities may include self care, personal hygiene, food skills, community integration and leisure recreation activities. 

Consolidated Supports and Services

Consolidated Supports and Services (CSS) is a self-directed service option that empowers people with disabilities, with a circle of support, to design and manage services based on their individual needs and goals. CSS supports the essence of community inclusion, and because the CSS Plan is individually created by the individual and those whom the individual chooses to help, each CSS plan is as unique as the individual who designed it. With assistance from a financial management services agency (FMS), CSS participants control their own individualized, portable CSS budgets, and may choose to hire and manage their own staff supports. CSS Plans and Budgets allow participants to access the supports needed to:

  • Live independently at home or in a home of their own
  • Pursue meaningful employment, volunteer, or other community activities
  • Develop meaningful relationships with family, friends, and community members
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle