What is the purpose of this service?
Throughout the state, there are many residential living options that provide 24-hour care in a variety of settings for children and adults who have a developmental disability.
Most are home-like settings integrated in the communities where individuals have access to on-site direct support staff as needed, engaging developmental programs and community amenities, such as stores, libraries, restaurants, etc.
Some living options are:
- Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA)
- Community Living Facility
- Children's Group Home
- Child Care Institution
- State-Operated Developmental Centers
How Do I Apply?
- The first and most important step you and your family can take to get help is to register with the Waiting List/Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) database, the waiting list. To register, you must meet with a Pre-Admission Screening/Independent Service Coordination Agency (PAS/ISC) to see if you are eligible for services.
- Search the DHS Office Locator for the PAS/ISC agency closest to you.
- Please see: Providing Quality Services to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - DHS 4314 for more information.