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Community Living Assistance and Support Services

Note: This service may not be available right away. Your name may be placed on an interest list. You will be contacted when services are available.

The Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) program provides home and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF/IID). A related condition is a disability, other than an intellectual disability, that originated before age 22 that affects the ability to function in daily life.

The Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option is available for this program.

What services are available?

  • Adaptive aids and medical supplies
  • Behavioral support
  • Case management
  • Cognitive rehabilitative therapy
  • Continued Family Services
  • Dental and dental sedation
  • Employment assistance
  • Habilitation
  • Minor home modifications
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Pre-vocational habilitation
  • Respite care
  • Specialized therapies
  • (auditory enhancement/auditory integration training, dietary, therapeutic horseback riding, and massage, recreational, music, aquatic and hippo therapies)
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Supported employment
  • Support Family Services
  • Transition Assistance Services

You can access the following services through the CDS option:

  • Habilitation
  • Cognitive rehabilitative therapy
  • Employment assistance
  • Nursing services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Respite care
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Support consultation
  • Supported employment

Who can get services?

  • You must be diagnosed with a related condition that manifested before age 22.
  • You must be eligible for Medicaid in the community and not be enrolled in another Medicaid waiver program.
  • You must meet level of care criteria for placement in an ICF/IID.
  • You must need habilitation and case management services.
  • You must live in your own or your family's home.
  • Your income and resources may not exceed specified limits.
  • You cannot be enrolled in another waiver program.

How do I apply for services?

Call toll-free to 1-877-438-5658. Please be prepared to provide Social Security and Medicaid numbers, type of disability, age of the onset of the disability, date of birth, address and telephone number of the person needing services.

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Updated: November 20, 2015