Developmental Disabilities Information Service, INC.
1139 S. Sunnyslope
Mt. Pleasant, WI 53406
Phone (262) 637-2707
Fax (262) 637-0266
ABOUT THE AGENCY Developmental Disabilities Information Service, Inc. (DDIS) is a private non-profit agency serving adults and children in the Southeast Region of Wisconsin who are diagnosed with developmental delays encompassing severe emotional or physical disabilities that create substantial limitations in pursuing daily activities. DDIS provides the services listed below through contracts with Luxvida LLC, Racine County Human Services Department, Community Care Organization, Inc. and private pay agreements.
- · Compass Wisconsin: Threshold (Racine//Kenosha/Walworth Counties)
- · Family Support Service Coordination (Racine County)
- · Children’s Long Term Support Service Coordination (Racine County) (Includes Specific Waiver for Autism Treatment Services)
- · Protective Payee Services/Fee for Service (Racine County)
- · Daily Living Skills Training (Racine County)
- · Supportive Homecare Program (Racine County)
Additional state funded programs
COMPASS WISCONSIN: THRESHOLD
Compass Wisconsin: Threshold is supported by the Department of Health Services-Bureau of Long Term Support to provide a unified point of intake. Threshold is available to families in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth County that have children with Long Term Support needs and wish to apply for Children’s Long Term Support services for their child. This point of intake offers families the opportunity to apply for four state CLTS programs:
- Children’s Long Term Support Medicaid Waiver
- Katie Beckett
- Family Support
- Community Option Program
Referrals are made to Compass Wisconsin: Threshold at (toll free) 866-710-4054.
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE COORDINATION
The Family Support Program provides funding to support families caring for a child with Long Term Special needs living at home. An individualized assessment is completed by the Family Support Coordinator in conjunction with the child’s family to identify services necessary to meet the identified needs. Some identified services might include home modifications, respite care, vehicle modifications and adaptive equipment not covered by insurance. Referrals are made to Compass Wisconsin: Threshold at (toll free) 866-710-4054.
CHILDREN’S LONG TERM SUPPORT MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM
The CLTS Medicaid Waiver provides funding to children with long term physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health disabilities including children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disability. The CLTS program helps children remain at home and participate in their community. Identified services are selected on the basis of an individualized assessment of the child and their needs. Some funded services may include adaptive aids, respite care, home modifications and supportive home care. There is a specific Waiver for Autism treatment services. In order to be eligible for these services you must apply before your child reaches age 8 and have received a diagnosis of Autism, Asperger’s Disorder or Pervasive Developmental Disorder from a licensed Psychologist/Psychiatrist. Referrals are made to Compass Wisconsin: Threshold at (toll free) 866-710-4054.
PROTECTIVE PAYEE/FEE FOR SERVICE
This program is designed to assist developmentally disabled adults with their financial affairs when they are unable to do so independently. This program is jointly run with the Social Security Administration, whose regulations must also be followed as it pertains to the program. These are voluntary services that may include creating a budget from earned & unearned income and help with paying monthly ongoing bills. Referrals are made through your care manager if enrolled in the Family Care program. These services are also available on a private pay basis using a scale determined by the Social Security Administration. Referrals can be made directly to DDIS at (262) 637-2707.
DAILY LIVING SKILLS TRAINING
The Daily Living Skills training program will provide supportive services to adult participants throughout Racine County who need instruction and guidance to successfully complete routine tasks. Services are focused on skill development and are not designed to provide substitute task performance. Daily Living Skills training will include skill development in the following areas: Money management, home upkeep and maintenance, food preparation, accessing and using community resources, community mobility training and personal hygiene. Referrals can be made through your care manager within the Family Care Program. These services are also available on a private pay basis by contacting DDIS at (262) 637-2707.
SUPPORTIVE HOME CARE
The Supportive Home Care Program provides a range of services for participants who require assistance to meet their daily living needs, ensure adequate functioning in their home and allow safe access to the community. Services may include assistance with shopping, house cleaning, laundry, errands, arranging transportation, help with relocation and individual tasks as approved. These services can be set up on a one time only basis or ongoing if desired. Individual assessments are completed at the time of referral. Referrals can be made through your care manager within the Family Care Program. These same services can be obtained through a private pay agreement by contacting DDIS directly at (262) 637-2707.