The Kansas CDDO Coalition


The following are definitions of services that are offered in the Kansas CDDO Coalition area. The CDDO affiliates with Community Service Providers (CSPs) to make available as many of these services as possible. An individual may or may not be able to access a particular type of service depending on the availability, limitations of that service, the funding the individual has available, and the amount of funding available to the CDDO.

A Funding Request must be submitted to the CDDO’s Funding Committee. Your Case Manager will assist you with understanding and maneuvering through this process.

Targeted Case Management
Case Managers help the person and their support network navigate the world of services and supports. They can help identify, select, obtain, and coordinate paid services to enhance the person’s independence, integration, and productivity by using their Person Centered Support Plan as a guide.


Residential Supports
These services help persons with their daily living needs. They address the person’s independence, adaptive needs, integration, and participation in the community. Requirements vary for the residential home depending on the individual receiving services and their age.

Day Supports
These daytime services are structured activities which may include workplace training, socialization, recreation, and community inclusion. Participation in these services help persons develop a sense of personal contribution, accomplishment or compensation.

Supported Employment
Ongoing support services to sustain paid employment in a job site integrated with a general workforce. Includes assessment, job placement, on the job training in work and work related skills and monitoring to assure job retention.

Personal Assistant Services
A self-directed service* offering personal assistants on a one-to-one basis to ensure the health and welfare of the individual. Support with the tasks the person would typically do for themselves or by themselves, if they did not have a disability. Such services occur at home or in the community assisting the individual. Services might include direct assistance with health care needs, self care activities or tasks promoting independence, productivity, and community integration. Personal Assistant Services is available to individuals who live in one of the following settings:

  • Individual’s own home or apartment
  • Individual resides with someone meeting the definition of family
  • A setting where a child, 5 to 21 years of age, is in the custody of SRS but not living with their family
  • A setting in which a child, 15 years of age or older, resides with a person who does not meet the definition of family and who has not been appointed the legal guardian or custodian
* For additional information about Self Directing Services see “Self Direction” brochure

Supportive Home Care
An agency-directed attendant care service supporting daily living needs of individuals (children or adults) living in their family home. Services occur at home or in the community assisting the individual. Services might include direct assistance with health care needs, self care activities or tasks promoting independence, productivity, and community integration. Attendant care workers are employed, trained and supervised by the agency chosen.

Overnight Respite
Service designed to provide relief for the individual‘s family member who serves as an unpaid primary care giver. It is provided in planned in segments and includes payment during the individual‘s sleep time and may be provided in an appropriately licensed facility or in the individual’s home. It may be agency-directed or self-directed.

Night Support (Sleep Cycle Support)
This service gives overnight assistance to individuals in their family home to assist with repositioning and other medical needs. Duties include calling a doctor, hospital or providing assistance if an emergency occurs, turning and repositioning as well as reminding recipient of nightime medication. No other personal care, training or household tasks are provided. (Physician statement of need required). It may be agency-directed or self-directed.

Medical Alert Rental (aka Life Line)
This is provided to individuals who have a medical need that could become critical at any time. Medical alert devices are a small instrument carried or worn by the individual, which, by the push of a button, automatically dials the telephone to a responder network.

Wellness Monitoring
A registered nurse will visit the individual’s home to evaluate the level of wellness of the individual to determine if medical services recommended by a physician are being utilized properly and if the health of the individual is allowing them to remain in their home without more frequent skilled nursing intervention. Visits are limited to once every 60 days. Assistance is offered in orientation to surroundings, adjustment to medication, personal hygiene and monitoring of vitals.

Specialized Medical Care
Specialized Medical Care Services provide long-term nursing support to individuals who are medically fragile or technology dependent. The ongoing, daily medical needs of the individual must be met to ensure the person can live outside of a hospital or ICF/IID. Providers of this service must be employed or supervised by a Home Health Agency, be an RN or LPN and be trained with the medical skills necessary to care for and meet the medical needs of the individual receiving services.

Children's Residential Services
These services help children with the daily living needs of children who can no longer live in their family home but who are not in the custody of SRS. Services occur in a home licensed by child placing agency under Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment regulations. Resource family works with case management, school and consultants to meet child’s needs.

Assitive Services

  • Home Modifications/Equipment - A service providing equipment, modifications or improvements to an individual's living environment to permit them to remain in their home and ensure safety, security and accessibility.
  • Van Lifts - Vehicle modification provided for safe transportation to help and individual be involved in their community.
  • Communication Devices - These devices assist adults 18 years of age or older to communicate as clearly as possible to become more independent in the community.
  • Wheelchair Modifications - This service provides necessary modifications to wheelchairs of adults 21 years of age and older to promote health, well-being and independence.

Kansas CDDO Coalition • 140f November 2011

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