HCBS Services

Children aged 3 to 21, grappling with emotional struggles and/or chronic medical conditions, covered or eligible for Medicaid insurance, may qualify for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) outside of school through our referral network.

HCBS delivers a range of in-person services to assist eligible children in enhancing their social, emotional, and life skills while addressing their medical challenges.

Available Referrals include:

Community/Self-advocacy Training and Support

Guidance provided by a qualified individual, to help a child develop improved communication and common sense skills enabling the individual to integrate into society, make friends and stand up for themselves as a self-sustaining functioning member of society.

Respite Services

Short term services provided in a safe environment, outside the child's home, by a compassionate, experienced and qualified respite provider, who will implement necessary behavioral/developmental interventions to support the child's optimal functioning.

Caregiver Services and Support

Education and assistance provided to family and caregivers to enhance the child's function within the family and community settings. This service includes training to caregivers on how to implement strategies to help a child focus in class and control their behavior, and/or tutoring to help the child progress in the school environment.

Pre-vocational Services

Employment related services provided for children ages 14+, includes: assistance with job placement, training on how to maintain a position through time management, adhering to the rules of the workplace, and improving communication skills.

Here's how it works:

After determining eligibility, the child's care manager will work with the child's family and teachers to create a Plan of Care (POC) and a HCBS Treatment Plan based on the child's needs, including the services they will receive and the goals they are working towards.

Once the insurance company approves the Treatment Plan, and determines the number of hours the child is eligible for, the care manager will assist the caregiver and/or the child's school to find a suitable individual to provide the services for the child.

The care manager will routinely communicate with the parents/caregivers and the provider to ensure that the child is receiving the help needed, and monitor the progress towards achieving the designated goals.