Community Integration Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities

Community Integration Program


Community Housing Section (CHS) of the Oregon Department of Human Services
Format             Program


CHS assists people with developmental disabilities live successfully in community housing that is safe and affordable and contributes to their independence and quality of life. CHS supports services to people with developmental disabilities by overseeing the property management of homes developed for the former Fairview State Training Center residents; developing, managing, and funding home modification projects for Children’s Intensive In-Home Services and Crisis Services for children and adults; coordinating the operation of a trust that funds grants for home modifications to Oregonians with developmental disabilities living in their own or family home; and providing technical assistance to individuals, families, brokerages, and counties regarding housing issues faced by people with developmental disabilities, and offering best practices to implement solutions.

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Oregon Department of Human Services
Seniors and People with Disabilities
500 Summer Street NE E02
Salem, OR  97301

(503) 945-5811


Community Integration Program (CIP)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Format             Program and Medicaid Home and Community Based Waivers


CIP helps people with developmental disabilities relocate from state centers and nursing homes back to their communities and can sometimes help prevent someone from having to leave his/her community.   The types of services CIP can pay for include:  adaptive aids, adult day care, adult family home, case management, Community Based Residential Facilities, communication aids, counseling and therapeutic resources, daily living skills training, day services, home modifications, personal emergency response systems, pre-vocational services, respite, supportive home care, supported employment, and specialized transportation.

CIP promotes partnerships with counties, providers and guardians to monitor the health, safety, and quality of participants’ lives. CIP staff are available to provide consultation and training on

challenging issues, CIP, and developmental disabilities.


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Marcella Brost

Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI  53703         

(608) 266-9366 or (608) 266-1865


Institute on Community Integration

University of Minnesota         


Format           University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)


Through collaborative research, training, and information sharing, the Institute on Community Integration strives to improve policies and practices to ensure that children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities are valued by and contribute to their communities of choice.  The Institute conducts:  Interdisciplinary Pre-service Training, providing support in initial career training for paraprofessionals, professionals, and leadership personnel seeking to improve their service to people with developmental disabilities and their families; Interdisciplinary Continuing Education, offering professional and personal development workshops and presentations for educators, community service providers, families, and individuals with disabilities; Technical Assistance, offering consultation and program evaluation services to enhance the capacity of existing agencies and services; Research, conducted in collaboration with organizations, agencies, colleges and universities around the country; and Dissemination, or sharing information generated by Institute projects and collaborators through newsletters, curricula, training materials, resource guides, reports, brochures, journal articles, books, Web sites, videotapes, and other multimedia materials. Program Areas include Early Childhood Services, School-Age Services, Transition Services, and Adult Services and Community Living.


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Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
102 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

(612) 624-6300


Texas Community Integration Collaborative

 Texas Center for Disability Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, (a partnership effort of the three developmental disabilities programs in Texas: Advocacy Incorporated, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, and the Texas Center for Disability Studies)


Format             Demonstration project


This project highlights the Community Placement Process in a Texas State School, Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded/Related Conditions (ICF/MR) Program, and Nursing Facility.  Each of the three partners of the project is committed to increasing access to community support services in Texas for people with disabilities to move from facilities to the community.  The Collaborative is working with the state agencies, primarily the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, authorized to provide services to people residing in state schools, ICF/MR programs and nursing homes. The Collaborative strives to change the process by which people living in institutions are notified about, recommended for, and provided with community support services.


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Shelley Dumas

Texas Community Integration Collaborative

Texas Center for Disability Studies
The University of Texas at Austin, L4000
Commons Learning Center
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758


(512) 232-0740