|Developmental Disability Services
Developmental Disabilities Services
Mission: To promote the independence, integration and productivity of the citizens of Jackson County who experience developmental disabilities.
The Developmental Disabilities Program provides specialized case management to eligible individuals who experience mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, and other developmental disabilities. Program responsibilities include the provision of protective service actions as well as thorough investigation of abuse and neglect for adult living in provider agencies as well as family homes; crisis intervention; quality assurance in sub-contracted residential and vocational services; licensing and monitoring of foster homes; administration of family support for minor children; and authorization of Medicaid support services for adults. The Developmental Disabilities Program is helping to meet County goal: (1) Protect the health, safety, and well being of all citizens.
The Developmental Disabilities Program provides the following services:
Strategic Objective: Complete an assessment of support needs, and implement a plan for meeting those needs for each client enrolled in case-management only, at least one time a year.
Strategic Objective: Identify and respond to all complaints of abuse and neglect within 24 hours. Complete all investigation reports within the State-mandated, 45-day, time line.
Residential Group Homes and Foster Homes
Strategic Objective: Complete a monitoring of services for each individual in residential services at least ten times per year.
Strategic Objective: Decrease the likelihood of out-of-home placement by providing families of minor children individualized supports such as specialized equipment, consultation, training, and respite.
Strategic Objective: Provide developmentally disabled adults in comprehensive services and support services with the opportunity to be competitively employed in community settings with supports as necessary.
Support Services brokerage
Strategic Objective: Brokerage services provide eligible adults living in the community without comprehensive residential supports with various service possibilities based on a person-centered plan done by a personal agent. Services might include in-home supports, respite, community inclusion, supported living, skills training and employment.
Jackson County partners with several different providers to provide 24-hour residential services, employment services, supported living, respite and information and referral. These include Living Opportunities Inc., Pathway Enterprises Inc., Ashland Supportive Housing, Alternative Services of Oregon, Inc., Southern Oregon Goodwill, Jackson County Family Consortium, Lifespan respite, Swindell Center, ARC of Jackson County, Dreamz Work Supported Living Services and numerous nearly 60 licensed adult and children’s foster providers.
Alternative Services of Oregon, Inc.
The ARC Jackson County
Ashland Supportive Housing
Child Development & Rehabilitation Center
Disability Rights Oregon
Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon - Monthly meetings, support/social information, newsletter, lending library and new parent packet.
Easter Seals of Oregon
Families for Community
Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council
Oregon Technical Assistance Program (OTAC)
Pathway Enterprises, Inc.
Partnerships in Community Living, Inc.
Southern Oregon Aspire
Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries
The Studio at Living Opportunities
Swindells Resource Center