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Residential Supports are a group of support services options available to individuals with intellectual disabilities whose needs cannot be met in the traditional family home.  An agency is contracted to provide all of the support services needed to ensure the individual is integrated into the community and health and safety needs are met.  

Contact Information

Chris Castleberry

Chris.Castleberry@okdhs.org

405-833-9263

Habilitation Training Specialist (HTS) is a direct caregiving service designed to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities in a Family Home, the individual's own home, or in combination with residential supports.  In this service model, the caregiver is employed and supervised by a provider agency.  The HTS supports the needs of the individual to ensure health, safety, and community integration.  The HTS is engaged with the individual in development or maintenance of skills to include activities of daily living, health, safety, and community integration. 

Who is Eligible: 

  • Individuals 3 years or older
  • Based on individual need
  • Must meet eligibility criteria laid out in OAC 317:40-1-1
  • Approved for HTS through a review process

Specialized Foster Care (SFC) is a program designed to support children and adults who need a shared living arrangement to safely live in the community with up to two housemates.  SFC is a temporary service but may become a long term placement.  SFC is provided in the home of the foster parent with Department of Human Services oversight.  The foster parent is responsible to meet the daily care, medical needs, and provide opportunities for community integration. 

Who is Eligible:  rise to the level described in policy OAC 317:40-5-51

  • Children or adults as determined through a review process
  • Based on the individual's needs for services per OAC 317:40-5-51

Agency Companion Services (ACS) is a program designed to support adults who need a shared living arrangement to safely live in the community.  ACS is provided in the home of the companion who is contracted with a provider agency.  The companion is responsible to meet the daily care, medical needs, and provide opportunities for community integration.

Who is Eligible:  rise to the level described in policy OAC 317:40-5-3

  • Individuals 18 years or older
  • Based on the individual's needs for services per OAC 340:100-5-22
  • Approved for ACS through a review process

Daily Living Supports (DLS) is a program designed to support adults to be as independent as possible in daily living and community integration.  Individuals approved for DLS typically live with two housemates and have an agency responsible to meet their daily care, medical needs, and provide opportunities for community integration. 

Who is Eligible:  rise to the level described in policy OAC 317:40-5-150

  • Individuals 18 years or older
  • Requires an average of at least 8 hours of direct support services daily
  • Needs cannot be met in the family home
  • Approved for DLS through a review process

Group Home is a setting in which individuals live in an agency owned and operated home designed to serve 6-12 individuals.  Individuals have their own bedrooms with limited exceptions for some individuals to share a bedroom.  The home is generally staffed with a single direct caregiver with the option to increase staffing when needed. 

Who is Eligible: 

  • Needs rise to the level described in policy OAC 317:40-1-1
  • Individuals 18 years or older
  • Needs cannot be met in the family home
  • The individual must be able to participate in employment services
  • Approved for Group Home services through a review process

Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) services is a program designed to support adults.  The program is designed to assist the individual in achieving the maximum level of independence possible.  In this setting the individual lives in a home with staff support 24 hours per day with specialized programming designed to address the unique challenges associated with the Prader Willi diagnosis.

Who is Eligible:  rise to the level described in policy OAC 340:100-5-34

  • Individuals 18 years or older
  • Diagnosis of Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS)
  • Must be approved to receive services per OAC 317:40-1-1
 

PWS Waiting List

  • Services are offered when funding is available, when funding is not available the individual may be added to the PWS statewide waiting list.
  • The waiting list is maintained in chronological order based on the date of receipt of a written request for PWS services. 

To request PWS services:

  • Send a letter to: Please send letters to:

Developmental Disabilities Services
Attention: Residential Programs Manager
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, Ok 73125-0352

  1. Name
  2. Contact information
  3. Birthdate
  4.  Social Security Number
  5. Name and contact information for advocate
      A copy of the medical testing will be requested at a later date.  
Last Modified on Aug 17, 2021
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