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Integrated Community Supports


Community participation

This category may include:

  • Community mobility and pedestrian safety (e.g., safely getting in and around the community).

  • Community resource use and access.

  • Community safety and awareness.

  • Informal support system and network development.

  • Interpersonal communications skills.

  • Leisure, recreation and socialization planning.

  • Skill-building to meet transportation needs.


Household management

This category may include:

  • Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete routine household care and maintenance.

  • Household safety knowledge and skills.

  • Tenancy support and advocacy.

  • Training, assistance, support and/or guidance with Budgeting, assistance, Cooking, meal-planning, nutrition, Healthy lifestyle skills and practices.

  • Personal-needs purchasing.


Services that provide support and training in community, to adults age 18 and older who reside in a living unit of a provider-controlled, integrated community supports setting (e.g., apartment in a multi-family housing building). Integrated community supports can be delivered up to 24 hours per day in the person’s living unit or in the community.

Training for integrated community supports: Instructional services through which a person receives direct training from a staff member on community living skills identified in the person’s assessment. Training includes skill-building to acquire, retain and improve the person’s experience living in the community.


Health, safety and wellness

This category may include:

  •  Collaboration with the person to arrange health care (e.g., physical, mental, chemical), meaningful activities, social services, meetings and appointments.

  • Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete self-care activities.

  • Health services support, as defined in Minn. Stat. §245D.05.

  • Help for the person to activate and build resiliency factors (e.g., whole health action management)

  • Support for the person to design and meet individualized strategies to reach their health, safety and wellness goals.


Adaptive skills

This category may include:

  • Crisis prevention skills.

  • Implementation of positive support strategies.

  • Problem-solving.

  • Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills.

  • Support strategies for self-sufficiency.

  • Support and training to increase positive behavior, resulting in reduction or elimination of challenging behavior.

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