Adult Services: Vocational Habilitation & Adult Day Support

Vocational Habilitation and Adult Day Support are two separate services that are typically provided during the middle of day, but there is flexibility in the schedule. The purpose is to promote optimal functioning of individuals. Vocational services are designed to teach and reinforce concepts related to employment including responsibility, attendance, task completion, problem solving, social interaction, problem-solving, and safety.

Day Support (sometimes called “Day Hab”) helps a person build connections in their community. The purpose is to teach how to meet and talk with new people, learn what activities are in their community, gain independent living skills including personal care and/or meal preparation.

Individual Employment Support

Individual Employment Support can help a person learn how to do a new job or get better at their current job. They will learn about

  • Different job tasks
  • Technology that can make their job easier
  • Working more easily with other people

Group Employment Support

Group Employment Support can help a person learn new job skills that will help them get a job they want in the community. It is a service that helps people

  • learn to work with other people,
  • make lists of work tasks,
  • make a plan for working in the community,
  • learn ways to get to and from work, and understand how to work as part of a group.

People taking part in this service may work at one location or the group may travel to a few different locations to work. Group Employment Support is provided in community settings, which offers groups of workers with disabilities paid employment and work experience.

Homemaker Personal Care (HPC)

Homemaker/Personal Care, often called HPC, supports a person to be more independent in their home & community while meeting their daily living needs. Examples of supports include:

  • Self Advocacy training to assist the expression of personal preferences, asserting rights, and making increasingly responsible choices
  • Daily Living Skills including training in and providing assistance with meal preparation, personal care, self-administration of medication
  • Community access to services available to all people, and activities needed by the individual to be integrated in and have more access to the community.

Homemaker Personal Care (HPC) Transportation

HPC Transportation is a separate service and requires certification.  HPC Transportation offers people with disabilities a way to access their waiver services, community activities, and resources when other people or agencies cannot provide transportation.

Examples of places HPC Transport can include:

  • Getting to the grocery store
  • driving to the movie theater
  • medical appointments
  • community parks
  • meeting up with friends
  • going to church
  • taking a day trip to visit somewhere new
  • going to watch a game.

Shared Living

Shared Living provides an option for adults with a developmental disability to get the support they need while living with a family member or a caregiver. The person resides with one or more family members or caregivers, and they provide twenty percent or more of the person's care and support services in a home setting.

Some benefits of using the OSL service are that it:

  • nurtures family bonds, long-term relationships, and community connections;
  • provides consistency of care;
  • develops routines chosen by the person; and
  • promotes decision-making

Non-Medical Transportation (NMT)

Non-Medical Transportation assists a person with transportation to their day services, employment services, or places of employment.

NMT includes transportation to get to, from, between, and/or among:

  • A place of employment
  • Location where an individual attends adult day support, career planning, group employment support, individual employment support, or vocational habilitation.
  • A volunteer activity
  • A post-secondary educational program
  • An internship or practicum
  • A drop-off or transfer location from which the individual is then transported to or from one of above listed places.


Services provided on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing the care. There are different types of respite and the best way to determine which will be authorized, is through conversation and assessment by the Service & Support Administrator (SSA).

Remote Supports

Remote Support allows an off-site direct service provider to monitor and respond to a person’s health, safety, and other needs using live communication, while offering the person more independence in their home.

Remote Support uses two-way communication in real time, just like Skype or FaceTime, so a person can communicate with their providers when they need them. A person can choose supports like sensors that call for help if someone has fallen or cameras that help monitor who is visiting a person's home.

Ancillary Services

This is an umbrella term for services such as adaptive equipment, home modifications, home delivered meals, interpreter services, nutrition services and social work.