Semi - Independent Living Services are services that support adults
with disabilities in a way that will enable them to live as
independently as possible. The services may include: money management,
meal preparation, cleaning, shopping, and social skill development.
To be eligible for the SILS program an individual must meet all of the following criteria:
Be 21 years of age or older
Be diagnosed with mental retardation or a related condition
Be unable to function independently without semi - independent living services
Day Program Services
Through case management and individual planning process an appropriate day program or employment situation can be determined. There are a variety of options including:
Chore crew concepts
Day training and habilitation (DAC)
Vocational training services should be implemented during the transitional phase with the schools and DRS. The County Health and Human Services Agency should work in cooperation in this process to assure a smooth transition from children to adult services.