Family Support Program
are eligible for services if they have a child with a severe disability, under
the age of 21, and living at home. A severe disability is a physical, mental, or
emotional limitation which seriously restricts the child's ability to carry out basic
daily living activities such as self-care, learning, communications, mobility and
self-direction. Although family income is not a basis for eligibility, cost-sharing may
be required on a sliding fee scale.
Family Support is a state-funded program. Because each county has limited funding
for this program, eligibility does not guarantee a family will receive services. Agencies
may have waiting lists for services and assessments. Families are served on a first-come,
first-served basis, although priority for services may be given to families in a crisis
situation or families who are bringing a child home from an out-of-home placement.
Last Revised: September 09, 2011