Behavioral Services Program BSP

The DDS Behavioral Services Program (BSP) is an in-home program available to individuals age 8-21 with an intellectual disability and challenging behavioral need, which is not related to a mental health diagnosis or a mood disorder, and results in the functional impairment of the child. The behavior must result in the impairment of the individual which substantially interferes with, or limits, his or her functioning in the family or community activities, poses a risk to the health and safety of the individual and/or others and interferes with his or her ability to achieve goals and make overall progress.
The Behavioral Services Program is not an entitlement program and funding for the program is only within available appropriations. Individuals must be made eligible prior to the age of 18. This means that services and supports can only be provided if they are within DDS’s current budget.