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Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
"The Department of Developmental Services' mission is to join with others to create the conditions under which all the people we serve experience:
Presence and participation in Connecticut town life
Opportunities to develop and exercise competence
Opportunities to make choices in the pursuit of a personal future
Good relationships with family members and friends
Respect and dignity."
Individual Supports (family home or own home)
Individualized Residential Supports are designed by and for children and adults with mental retardation and families, guardians and friends to tailor a package of services and supports that best meet their needs, goals and preferences to live in the community in a home of their choosing. These services and supports may be delivered in a family or an individual’s own home, and are provided either by private agencies or can be self directed i.e. employees are hired by the individual or his/her legal representative . Individual Supports in the person’s own home (formerly know as Supported Living Services). Individuals who self direct their own supports are required to utilize a Fiscal Intermediary to assure appropriate payment, reimbursement and overall fiscal accountability.