More and more states are pushing to increase utilization of natural supports by people with developmental disabilities. Unfortunately natural supports are not available to every individual with a developmental disability and many individuals with developmental disabilities, families and paid workers do not know how to identify and develop natural supports. With the growing waiver waiting list and other state resources being limited, creativity is necessary in helping people avoid institutionalization. The Council has develop a natural support information sheet to help individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and staff understand natural supports as well as offer ideas on how to identify and develop them.
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