Rehabilitative Community Support Services are home, community and school based behavioral health services designed for children with development delays; including autism, intellectual disability and developmental disability as defined by Section 28 of Maine Care.
An individualized plan with measurable goals and objectives is created for each child with the parent as the lead of the team which often includes collaboration from other providers for the child such as school staff and case managers. A behavioral health professional (BHP) works one on one with the child in the home, community or school on behavioral management, communication, community interactions, daily living skills and socialization through the child’s individualized plan.
Eligibility for children who:
- Are up to the age of 21
- Have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability or developmental disability
- Are recipients of Maine Care
Specialized Section 28 Services utilize the evidence-based methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to modify behaviors and facilitate skill acquisition in children with cognitive impairments and functional limitations. Through collaboration with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an individualized treatment plan is developed with the family, supervisor, and Behavioral Health Professional (BHP). The team works in the family’s home to implement specific treatment interventions that promote independence. The program is family-centered and the BHP works one on one with the child in the home and community on behavioral management, communication, community interactions, daily living skills and socialization through the child’s individualized treatment goals. The measurable goals and objectives are addressed each session and progress is tracked accordingly. Through analysis of the data collected, the team works alongside the BCBA to make program decisions that will facilitate ongoing progress.