Needs Assessment. Residential Services for Persons with Significant Behavioral Support Needs Ramsey County Developmental Disabilities Section, May 2008. Overview. Background Methods Summary of Findings Specialized Homes? Next Steps. Replacement After Crisis.
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Residential Services for Persons with Significant Behavioral Support Needs
Ramsey County Developmental Disabilities Section, May 2008
Data indicates that when a person is admitted to crisis from any type of placement, there is a strong likelihood that they will not return to their placement of origin.
-(MCCP) Metro Crisis Coordination Program
What living environments would be most appropriate for consumers leaving crisis placement services?
What environments might prevent the need for crisis services to begin with?
Over 80 people (county case managers, residential providers, and parents)
* Not comprehensive. Subjectivity, Short duration, no consumer input and limited family input.
-Northern Arizona University
Institute for Human Development
Positive Behavior Support
“There needs to be a willingness to stay in it for the long haul. Individuals with very aggressive behaviors can make changes and live in the community, but it takes time.”
“Our kids have very few or no friends.”
“I have seen the most successful integration occur when the neighbors know the clients in the home and invite them to be a part of the community.” –Case Manager
“There seem to be no options for semi-independent living.”
“Money.. Its always money.”
“You have to be able to pay staff more than $11.00 to risk being assaulted or having a consumer elope and a VA filed against them and to have consistent staff”
“People should be able to choose who they live with.”
“Ensuring good client mixes within the home. Not just filling a bed for the sake of filling a bed but filling it with someone who will be a good match for the other people in the home.”
“Good matching of housemates is important.”
What about homes specifically for persons with behavioral support needs or Autism?
Proceed very carefully…
I’ve yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at at the right way did not become still more complicated.
- Poul Anderson
How can we respond?