A program that provides supports, services, and helps to assist family to care for their family member with disabilities at home enhancing the quality of life for the individual with developmental disabilities.
If you have a family member with a developmental
disability living at home, he or she may be able to receive FSS. The family
member with disabilities must be eligible for county board services, even if he or she
is not receiving county board assistance.
Items and services that are provided are:
Respite care by specially trained providers or persons chosen by the familyYour family's income must be below $60,000 per year in order to qualify for FSS. The FSS program is administered through the County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and paid with local funds.
Home modifications to accommodate the family member with disabilities
Other services individualized to each family's needs such as counseling, wheelchair repair, educational software, television closed captioning, sign language books, exercise bicycles and more.
County Boards of Developmental Disabilities will fund a family request: