Supports Services

What is Supports for Community Living?

Supports for Community Living (SCL) has gone through many different stages since its inception. In the very beginning it was known as the New Neighbors program. Later it became Alternate Intermediate Services (AIS/MR) program and then in September 1997, it became Supports for Community Living (SCL) program and the day to day operation of the program was transferred from the Department for Medicaid Services to the Department for Mental Health Services via a contractual agreement.

SCL is a home and community based waiver under the Kentucky Medicaid program and was developed for Kentucky residents as an alternative to institutional care for an individual with developmental disabilities. SCL allows an individual to remain in or return to the community.

Who Is Eligible?

Individuals with developmental disabilities who meet the requirements for residence in an Intermediate Care Facility, and who meet other Medicaid requirements.

Supports & Services We Provide

At Independent Opportunities we offer the following supports and services:

Adult Day Training

This service supports the recipient to participate in daily meaningful routines in the community, and it stresses training in the activities of daily living, self-advocacy, adaptive and social skills, and vocational skills. On-site services should lead to the acquisition of skills and abilities for work and/or community participation. Off-site services are provided in a variety of community settings, promoting inclusion and natural supports.

Supported Employment

This service supports the recipient to participate in daily meaningful routines in the community, and it stresses training in the activities of daily living, self-advocacy, adaptive and social skills, and vocational skills. On-site services should lead to the acquisition of skills and abilities for work and/or community participation. Off-site services are provided in a variety of community settings, promoting inclusion and natural supports.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

These services prepare an individual for paid or unpaid employment, but is not job task oriented. Services include teaching such concepts as compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving and saftey (excluding supported programs).

Community Living

Community Living is training or assistance to an individual who does not live in one of the residential supports mentioned earlier. This can include a variety of activities such as shopping, household care, and taking part in community activities as long as the individual is being taught skills during the activities.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is the theraputic use of self-care, work and play activities to increase and enhance development. This may include adaptation of tasks or environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance quality of life. Occupational Therapists (who must be licensed), work closely with individuals and groups in promoting health, preventing illness or disability and helping those with illness or disability achieve as high a level of independence and quality of life as possible.

Specialized Medical Equipement & Supplies

These items may be covered when unavailable through the Medicaid Durable Medical Equipment, Vision or Dental Programs.