Developmental Services - Shared Living
Shared Living is one of a range of housing and support options for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This program is supported by the Department of Health and Human Services through the MaineCare program (Section 21, Home and Community Based Waiver Services).
In recent months the Shared Living Program has undergone some changes. On July 1, 2010, OADS Disability Services assumed the responsibility for Direct Support Professional training and the Medication Administration training required for all shared living providers. On October 1, 2010 OADS Disability Services assumed responsibility for developing the Person-Centered Plan and has an enhanced role in quality assurance, particularly in the quality of life experienced by the individual living in a shared living home. These functions are the role of the case manager. Case managers work either for state government (OADS Disability Services) or for an agency specifically designated by OADS Disability Services to provide case management services.