Individuals living with an intellectual/developmental disability frequently require support to perform basic daily activities and to achieve the goals of full community participation, independent living and economic self-sufficiency. Through Intensive Family Support (“Outreach Services”), BDI offers a variety of service options and assistance to individuals living with an intellectual/developmental disability and their families, providing them with the necessary supports to maintain stability and develop independence in their own communities.

BDI’s Outreach Services are a direct support system for individuals and families living with an intellectual/developmental disability. Outreach Specialists assist each participating family in identifying needs and preferences for services such as health care support, education, housing, transportation, budgeting, literacy skills development, employment training and  job referral services and then develops a customized Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP). We also identify and address circumstances in the home and family environment that may impact the individual and family stability. The goal of Outreach Services is to help maintain a cohesive family unit and to assist the individual to live at home in the community.


Program Services

Scope of Services

Outreach Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Life Skills Training
  • Family Advocacy and Support
  • Behavioral Intervention Counseling


  • Community Living Support
  • Community Integration Support
  • Resource Coordination
  • Job Readiness Training


BDI provides Outreach Services through a state contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). In order to be eligible for services, individuals must be:

  • Three years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability
  • Able to provide supporting documentation of intellectual/developmental disability diagnosis
  • A resident of Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett or Rockdale county

* Note: You cannot receive Outreach Services and Family Support at the same time *