Living Supports Family Living are residential habilitation services that are individually tailored to assist DDW recipients 18 years or older who are assessed to need daily support and/or supervision with the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to living in the community to prevent institutionalization. Living Supports include residential instruction that is intended to increase and promote independence and to support individuals to live as independently as possible in the community in a setting of their own choice. Living Support services assist and encourage individuals to grow and develop, to gain autonomy, become self-governing and pursue their own interests and goals. Living support providers take positive steps to protect and promote the dignity, privacy, legal rights, autonomy and individuality of each person who receives services. Services promote inclusion in the community and individuals are provided the opportunity to be involved in the community and actively participate using the same resources and doing the same activities as other community members. Living Supports will assist individuals to access generic and natural supports, and with opportunities to establish or maintain meaningful relationships throughout the community.
From the Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DDW) Service Standards Manuel - Revised April 23, 2013 & June 15, 2015