Additional disability supports
Personal care assistance program
This program provides services to people who need help with day-to-day activities to allow them be more independent in their own homes. A personal care assistant is trained to help with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury.
Consumer Support Grant
This is a state-funded alternative to Medicaid home care services. Consumer support grants allow people more control and responsibility over their own support services, including flexibility in purchasing services and when and how the services will be provided and better access to culturally appropriate care and traditional services. Eligible participants receive monthly cash grants to replace fee-for-service home care services payments. With this assistance, people can manage and pay for a variety of home and community-based services described in a person-centered MNPrairie approved plan.
Examples of supports that can be purchased are respite care, chore or homemaker services, personal care attendant services, adaptive-aids, modifications to your home, special diets, day care, and other additional costs related to your care in your home.
Rule 185 Case Management
This program provides eligible persons with developmental disability or related conditions assists persons in gaining access to needed social, medical, educational and other supports and services. The case manager works on behalf of the person to identify their unique needs and to minimize the impact of the disability on the person’s life while assuring continuity of services and supports for the person.
Family Support Grant
The family support grant provides state cash grants to families of children with a developmental disability. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the out-of-home placement of children and promote family health and social well-being by facilitating access to family-centered services and supports.
Semi-independent living skills services
A staff person will go to clients' homes to support them while they learn the skills they need to live in the community. Staff could help with budgeting and paying bills, cooking, shopping, running a household or learning about the community. Staff may go to their homes every day or only once a week.
The county that clients live in will pay for the service if there is money available. Each county has limited resources, and clients may have to wait to receive this service, even if they are eligible.
Vocational services and Pre-vocational services
These are designed to prepare people for paid or unpaid employment and are reflected in the plan of care.
Supported employment services
This program helps people obtain and retain competitive employment.
Day training and habilitation
These are licensed supports to help people develop and maintain life skills, participate in community life.