Adult Specific Services

Semi - Independent Living Services (Sils)

Semi - Independent Living Services are services that support adults with disabilities in a way that will enable them to live as independently as possible. The services may include: money management, meal preparation, cleaning, shopping, and social skill development.

To be eligible for the SILS program an individual must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be diagnosed with mental retardation or a related condition
  • Be unable to function independently without semi - independent living services

Day Program Services

Through case management and individual planning process an appropriate day program or employment situation can be determined. There are a variety of options including:
  • Chore crew concepts
  • Competitive employment
  • Day training and habilitation (DAC)
  • Sheltered workshop
  • Supported employment
Vocational training services should be implemented during the transitional phase with the schools and DRS. The County Health and Human Services Agency should work in cooperation in this process to assure a smooth transition from children to adult services.