An Adult Developmental Home is a family home which provides support to up to three adults who have a developmental disability and need some level of support.
Are there supports and training available?
When you become an Adult Developmental Home provider, you will receive:
One to one assistance to meet state licensing standards.
Training in all requirements and expectations.
Monthly payments based on the support needs of the individual(s) living in your home.
Ongoing assistance, as needed, from experienced staff.
What are some of the requirements?
General licensing requires that an applicant must:
Be 21 or older.
Be fingerprinted for a criminal background check (for all individuals over 18 in the household).
Clear a Child and Adult Protective Services check (for all individuals over 18 in the household).
Submit a physician's statement certifying his/her physical and emotional health.
Take pre-licensing training through the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Have First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification.
Have the home inspected for safety and sanitation.
Pass a home fire inspection.
Have an income that now provides for the family.
Have employment hours that are compatible with the child's school schedule or supervision needs.
Have adequate transportation, driver's license and vehicle insurance.
Have pools and spas appropriately fenced.
Have fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in the home.
Lock guns and ammunition separately.
Have adequate bedrooms and space in the home.
Be willing to support the Individual Support Plan and participate as a team member with various professionals, support coordinators, therapists, nurses, etc. to set goals for the individual and implement activities to assist the individual in developing his/her abilities.
What will I be paid for my care and support?
Adult Developmental Providers are paid a flat fee for room and board and a fee for support based on the needs of the individual(s).
How do I become an Adult Developmental Home provider?
Contact your local office. Staff can provide you with a list of contractors who provide Developmental Homes. You choose which contractor you would like to work with and the contractor will license your home and provide you with training.