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.