Developmental Disabilities

Lake County Office

Developmental Disability Case Management

Managing all the details that are part of life for someone with a developmental disability can be discouraging and overwhelming at best, and impossible at worst. We at Community Counseling Solutions are able to provide that case management for you. Feel free to stop by one of our offices for more information or give us a call. You can even download an intake packet from our website.

Eligibility Criteria

Developmental Disability Developmental Disability (DD) is a severe mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments Begins before an individual is 22 years of age or 18 years of age for an intellectual disability; Begins in and directly affects the brain and has continued, or is expected to continue, indefinitely; Causes significant impairment of daily living skills (adaptive behavior) such as, but not limited to, communicating, grooming, dressing, safety and social skills. Other developmental disabilities include autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or other neurological disabling conditions.

See the full definition of Developmental Disability in OAR 411-320-0020.   

Intellectual Disability Intellectual Disability (ID) means significantly sub-average intellectual functioning with an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 and under as measured by a qualified professional, along with a lack of daily living skills (adaptive behavior) such as, but not limited to, communicating, grooming, dressing, safety and social skills, that show up prior to 18 years of age. Individuals with IQ’s of 71-75 may be considered to have an intellectual disability if there is also significant impairment in adaptive behavior as diagnosed by a licensed clinical or school psychologist. See the full definition of Intellectual Disability in OAR 411-320-0020.  

DD Services Offered:

Services to adults range from supports to assist an individual to live in their own home or with family or friends, to 24-hour comprehensive services. Community Counseling Solutions offers services to adults ranging from supports to assist an individual to live in their own home or with family or friends, to 24-hour comprehensive services. An Individual Support Plan is established with each adult to identify supports provided based upon their health and safety needs, interests, choices and goals. Each plan is uses a person-centered planning process.

Service coordination support is provided to any adult with developmental disabilities not enrolled in any other funded service. Adults can choose to have this support from a Community Counseling Solutions or a Support Services Brokerage. County Services Coordinators or Brokerage Personal Agents meet at least annually with each person to review their current situation, identify needs, and make referrals for essential services.

Supports are provided through a Support Services Brokerageto eligible adults living in their own or their family’s home to help them remain in their home and be engaged in the community. An individual is assisted to direct a person centered plan and budget and arrange for needed services.

24-hour care and support provided outside the immediate family/individual’s home OR Supports provided for adults living in their own or family home Support may be delivered in the program of Comprehensive In-Home Supports, Supported Living, 24 Hour Residential Supports and Adult Foster Homes that best meet the needs of the individual. An individual is assisted to direct a person centered plan and budget and arrange for needed services. All Services offered have specific eligibility criteria. You will need to discuss these options with your services coordinator once your eligibility has been determined.

Services to children and families range from in home family support, intensive in-home supports and 24-hour services in foster care or residential placement.

Community Counseling Solutions offers supports to children and families ranging from in home family support, intensive in-home supports and 24-hour services in foster care or residential placement. An Individual Support Plan is established with each child and their family to identify supports provided based upon their health and safety needs, interests, choices and goals. Each plan is uses a person-centered planning process.

Service coordination support is provided to any child with developmental disabilities not enrolled in any other funded service by the CDDP County Services Coordinators meet at least annually with each person to review their current situation, identify needs, and make referrals for essential services.

Family support provides assistance to families caring for their children with developmental disabilities at home. The program addresses the unique needs that arise when a child has a developmental disability. Through the family support program, families determine what they need most. Families have the flexibility to choose services and providers. The program strives to help children and families remain independent, healthy and safe.

CIIS was developed in response to the needs of families caring for their children with intensive medical or behavioral needs at home. Service Coordinators for the program collaborate with individual families statewide to identify and assess needed supports. They then work together to develop plans of support while coordinating with other government and community agencies.

In home supports are provided to eligible children living in their family home to help them remain in their home and be engaged in the community. A child and their family are assisted to direct a person centered plan and budget and arrange for needed services.

Foster care for children with developmental disabilities provides 24 hours of support and services in a family home, but not in the home of the parent or guardian. Certified and trained foster families assist children with their activities of daily living, providing supervision and guidance in a nurturing setting to maintain the child’s health and safety while working to increase levels of self-confidence and independence. Foster providers support children in their school programs, in community activities, in adult transition planning and when it is a part of the child’s individual plan, maintaining connection with the child’s family.

Residential care consists of group homes in local communities providing 24-hour supports, supervision and training to children with developmental disabilities. Group homes for children have 24 hours, awake staffing. Services are planned, delivered and supervised within a framework of maintaining and improving child health and safety while working to increase each child’s level of independence and self-confidence. Residential providers support children in their treatment, school programs, adult transition planning and, when it is a part of the child’s individual plan, preserving connection with their families.

All Services offered have specific eligibility criteria. You will need to discuss these options with your services coordinator once your eligibility has been determined.

How do I Apply?

Contact your local Community Counseling Solutions office. They can schedule a time to meet with you to complete the application process. Once your application is completed Community Counseling Solutions will evaluate your eligibility for the program. The worker in your county will assist you with the necessary papers you need and help you through the eligibility process.

Dustin Wylie
DD Program Manager
Contact me at (541) 575-1466
Chuck Estes
Lake County
Contact me at (541) 947-0279
Erin Smith
DD Service Coordinator
Contact me at (541) 575-1466
Rick Ash
DD Program Supervisor
Contact me at (541) 575-1466
Steven Smartt
DD Service Coordinator
Contact me at (541) 575-1466
Shannon Hill
Morrow, Wheeler and Gilliam Services Coordinator
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