Family Support Workers

What types of assistance is available from DDS Family Support Workers?

Supports provided by the family support workers can include respite, short term in-home assistance, support to participate in community activities, individualized family support, assistance to develop life skills, implementation of behavior programs, and assistance to attend medical and dental appointments. Family Support workers are available to provide late afternoon and weekend supports. They may assist families to develop and gain access to local family support, after school, and recreation programs. Family support workers may also accompany school graduates to visit potential future employment and day sites.