Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS?

Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS?

“Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS?

As much as we love to give our disabled children and family affection we can give it in may ways. LISS is not “kiss” misspelled. Actually, LISS stands for low-intensity support services. It’s a little bit of money for a little bit of support. But as we know, the little things can help BIG for children with an IEP or adult self-advocates.

Maryland State Developmental Disabilities Administration describes LISS as

The Low Intensity Support Services program is low level funding designed to improve an individual or family’s quality of life, increase or maintain independence, and participate in their communities. The program uses an automated system called the Random Selection Process to select individuals who may be eligible for funding, granting up to $2000 for services and items to address their needs.

What will LISS pay for?

The money can be used for things such as adaptive equipment and direct care support (or attendant care). Believe it or not, the money can be used for clothing like bibs and orthopedic shoes.

Find out more

For more information on how to apply to the LISS program visit the DDA website.

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Become a community or family support waiver provider. Become part of the solution.

Become a community or family support waiver provider. Become part of the solution.

Become a community or family support waiver provider

Are you looking for a career where you can live your passion and give back to the disabilities and mental health community. Become a community or family support waiver provider in Maryland. Become one of many resources for children with disabilities and adults with mental illnesses. From the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) website.

DDA is currently accepting applications from interested individual or business applicants to become providers in its two new waivers, Community and/or Family Supports Waivers. Effective January 2018, DDA will offer a variety of community-based supports and services to eligible individuals on its waiting list and family members of individuals enrolled. You do not have to be licensed under COMAR 10.22.02 to offer certain supports and services to individuals in these waivers. For FAQs and Answers, click here.

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Let’s get to work!! Disabled adults in the workplace. Supported employment. Integrated employment.

Let’s get to work!! Disabled adults in the workplace. Supported employment. Integrated employment.

Can disabled adults support themselves?

Yes! Supported employment, or integrated employment, allows individuals diagnosed with disabilities to work in the community. Supported employment is is not limited to vision, hearing, or other physical disabilities. You, or your family member diagnosed with autism, mental illness, or intellectual disabilities, can earn a living with proper supports. These employment arrangements go well beyond minimum wage or manual labor. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits disabilities-based discrimination and promotes equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities (ADA.gov, 2017). In Maryland State, the Employment First initiative was implemented to promote and foster integrated “employment services for youth and adults with significant disabilities” (Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration, 2017). Do not hesitate. Take a look at what your options are and gain the career you, or your loved one, has always dreamed of by visiting the Developmental Disabilities Administration employment resources website.


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Share your story with the community. Click here to contact us about doing a SETH TALK.

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