Case Management Supports

Some of the adults supported by CSI with case management services are persons with mild intellectual disabilities (and potentially accompanying physical disabilities) who are capable of living alone, but may need periodic assistance with:

  • problem solving
  • community integration
  • money management
  • calendar planning
  • medication management
  • medical appointments
  • healthcare monitoring
  • and/or other domains within their independent life

Most often, CSI’s service emphasis is on higher order problem solving, not providing companionship, or housekeeping services. CSI may, however, help with the hiring and supervision of a Personal Care Attendant, if that is warranted.

Other adults supported with case management may have more severe intellectual  disabilities and live with their family or with friends (the latter with and sometimes without disabilities). Still other adults supported with case management may live with their spouses and children. The nature of supports varies.

With families and their children, CSI’s responsibilities may include any of the above named functions, but may be even more comprehensive. For example, CSI may help:

  • develop parenting skills
  • introduce positive behavior supports for a child with challenging behavior
  • configure and adapt a home to the needs of a child with severe physical disabilities
  • interface with the public school system
  • interact with the child’s Program Planning Team (PPT) to advocate for the child’s rights to education and healthcare

CSIs welcome the opportunity to provide targeted case management and in-home services. Referrals may come from government or directly from families who have already received flexible financial resources to proceed.