Programs and Services
The Division of Disability and Aging Services contracts or provides services for around 15,000 older Vermonters, individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities.
List of Service Providers
List of Programs and Services
- Adult Day
Adult Day Services provide an array of services to help older adults and adults with disabilities to remain as independent as possible in their own homes.
- Attendant Services Program
The Attendant Services Program supports independent living for adults with disabilities who need physical assistance with daily activities.
- Autism Supports
The Autism Supports role is to develop and enhance the system of support in the home and community for people with autism spectrum disorders; work with community agencies, support groups and government departments to address system issues, enhance service delivery and develop or provide training; help people brainstorm ideas, find information and locate resources.
- Brain Injury; see Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Children's Personal Care Services
Children's Personal Care Services is a Medicaid service designed to help families with the extra care needs of children with disabilities and serious health problems.
- Choices for Care (1115 Long-Term Care Medicaid Waiver)
Choices for Care is a Medicaid-funded, long-term care program to pay for care and support for older Vermonters and people with physical disabilities. The program assists people with everyday activities at home, in an enhanced residential care setting, or in a nursing facility.
- Dementia Respite Program
The Dementia Respite Program offers a range of educational, community, and direct services to individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) and to their caregivers.
- Developmental Disability Services
Developmental disability services assist children, adolescent, and adults who have a developmental disability to live, attend school, work, and recreate in their communities. Supports are provided to over 3,000 people by private non-profit developmental disability services providers throughout the state.
- Flexible Family Funding
Funding is provided to eligible families of individuals with developmental disabilities to enhance their ability to live together. These income-based funds, determined by a sliding scale, are used at the discretion of the family.
- Food and Nutrition Programs
Access to nourishing food is a critical link to maintaining physical health, independence and quality of life.
- Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA)
Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) is a statewide self-advocacy network run and operated by people with developmental disabilities.
A guardian is a person with the legal responsibility to protect the well-being and rights of another. A guardian also has authority to make certain legal decisions for the person.
- High Technology Home Care
Provides skilled nursing care for technology-dependent Medicaid beneficiaries and coordinates treatments, medical supplies, and sophisticated medical equipment for adults and children.
- Mental Health Elder Care Clinician Program (ECCP)
The Vermont Elder Care Clinician Program is a service provided to help older adults who experience mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
- Money Follows the Person Grant
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a five-year federally-funded demonstration project for Vermont’s Long-term Medicaid Choices for Care program. The statewide program helps people living in nursing facilities move into their communities with the supports they need. Transition funds, up to $2,500, helps provide items and services not covered by Medicaid.
- Older Vermonters and Family Caregiver Services (Older Americans Act)
The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides funding for a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Vermonters to remain as independent as possible and to be active and contributing members of their community. The OAA also provides a range of services to family caregivers to support them to continue in this essential role. The Older Americans Act focuses on improving the lives of older adults and family caregivers in areas of income, housing, nutrition, health, employment, retirement, and social and community services.
- Public Safety/Offender Services
The focus of Public Safety Services is to keep the community and past victims safe while providing treatment and supervision to offenders with developmental disabilities who are not served by the Correctional system.
- Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Senior Community Services Employment Program is a job-training organization that offers training within partnered community service agencies. The combination of skills training and community service leads to employment for low-income individuals age 55 and older.
- Supported Employment Program
The Vermont Supported Employment Program provides a full range of services which enable people with disabilities to access and succeed in competitive employment. The program goal is to provide full access to employment through the provision of individual support services for people who have historically been excluded from employment.
- Supportive Housing and Services Options
Several programs coordinate services with housing to help people live independently and with dignity in settings they prefer.
- Transportation Services
Access to transportation services that are flexible and responsive to the varied needs of older adults and people with disabilities is critical to the success of many programs available in Vermont. DDAS works closely with numerous state and local agencies to ensure that individuals have access to transportation services to maintain independence and promote access to needed services and resources.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Traumatic Brain Injury Program diverts and/or returns Vermonters, with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, from hospitals and facilities to a community-based setting.
- Vermont Direct Care Worker Registry
A web-based resource operated by Rewarding Work Resources to connect agency and consumer employers with people wanting to do direct care work for elders and the disabled. Workers post information about their background and work preferences and employers can search for workers by location. The directory is free to all Vermonters although employers will need to get an access code from a local agency. The agencies with access codes can be found on the site.