“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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External Resources

Administration for Community Living

Pathfinders for Autism

Disability Scoop

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Center for PTSD