Developmental Services Case Management
Our Developmental Services Case Management (DSCM) service is for adults who the State has determined are eligible for case management based on an MR diagnosis. (People with Aspergers and Autism can also qualify.)
To make a referral to the DSCM program, we need a copy of the “Letter of Eligibility,” which initially comes from DHHS. To get an "eligibility letter" the family contacts Barbara Davis at 207-474-4923 to schedule an eligibility determination meeting. Barbara will then schedule to meet with the individual/family to gather the information needed and/or schedule an assessment for the determination of eligibility. Once eligible, Barbara can send a referral directly to KBH, if requested.
KBH case managers help with the development of individual service plans called PCPs (Person Centered Plans). Case managers will also make referrals, complete assessments, coordinate services, ensure that client goals and needs are being addressed, and monitor consumer satisfaction.
Case managers can help link people to services such as:
- Section 29: Day program services where the goal is to increase or maintain a person’s ability to successfully engage in inclusive social and community relationships and to maintain and develop skills that support health and well-being;
- Section 21: Home support services to improve a person’s ability to live as independently as possible in his or her own home; plus other supports such as community support and employment support;
- Section 17; in home and job supports for MH/MR-Vocational Rehabilitation; employment supports-Housing wait list;
- Section 28; for people under 21 years old who need support with skill development;
- Therapy; MH, speech, physical
- Communication Assessments; for communication tools;
- KVCAP; transportation;
- Food stamps; SSI; benefits analysis;
- Guardianship information.
We cover Kennebec and Somerset counties.
Two of every 100 Americans have a developmental disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A developmental disability, as defined by the federal government, is a severe, chronic condition of a person that:
- Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments
- Is manifested before the individual attains age 22
- Is likely to continue indefinitely
Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity—
- Self care
- Receptive and expressive language
- Capacity for independent living
- Economic self-sufficiency
For more information about KBH’s Developmental Services Case Management and/or to arrange an appointment, contact the Access Center at 1-888-322-2136.