DEAP’s Supported Living services provide individually tailored systems of support to enable adults with intellectual disabilities to live as independently as possible in their community. A planning team develops a Personal Support Plan outlining the individual’s goals. Services provided may include a Direct Support Professional to work one-on-one with the individual on their goals, group and community activities, transportation, respite to provide the family with a break in caregiving, adaptive equipment or environmental modifications such as a wheelchair ramp.
Who is Eligible?
Adults who are diagnosed with an intellectual disability (IQ 70 or below) who have been determined eligible through the Montana Developmental Disabilities Program and receive Medicaid are eligible for this service. There is an extensive state-wide waiting list for waiver services, so individuals should be placed on this waiting list as soon as possible.
How is a Referral made?
Anyone can make a referral of an adult for this service with the adult’s or legal guardian’s approval by contacting AWARE to begin determining eligibility and to be placed on the waiting list. Children can be referred to DEAP to be placed on the waiting list for this service. Children currently receiving Children’s Waiver Services will automatically transition to this service as adults. Children receiving Family Education & Support Services who qualify will be put on this waiting list by their Family Support Specialist.
Where are services provided?
DEAP provides this service in 10 counties in Southeastern Montana: Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud, Treasure, and Wibaux.
For more information on Developmental Disabilities Services in Montana, click here.