Choosing the Right Service
There are several choices to consider when choosing the right service for the people Jay Nolan Community Services supports with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Depending on eligibility requirements of the Department of Developmental Services (CA) and Department of Rehabilitation (CA) there may be several options that are the right choice. Jay Nolan Community Services now offers a Private Pay option when Government funding is not desired or an option.
If you need help navigating through all the options available to you, please feel free to contact us and we will happily help you find the right choice that fits your needs.
Department of Developmental Services (CA)
Who is Eligible for Services?
This definition is provided by the State of California Department of Developmental Services.
To be eligible for services, a person must have a disability that begins before the person’s 18th birthday, be expected to continue indefinitely and present a substantial disability as defined in Section 4512 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code. Eligibility is established through diagnosis and assessment performed by regional centers.
Infants and toddlers (age 0 to 36 months) who are at risk of having developmental disabilities or who have a developmental delay may also qualify for services. The criteria for determining the eligibility of infants and toddlers is specified in Section 95014 of theCalifornia Government Code. In addition, individuals at risk of having a child with a developmental disability may be eligible for genetic diagnosis, counseling and other prevention services. For information about these services, see Early Start.
Department of Rehabilitation (CA)
Who is Eligible for Services?
There are three requirements that comprise the application process.
- Request services. You can do this through several methods:
- Provide the DOR with information necessary to begin an assessment to determine your eligibility and priority for services.
- Be available to complete the assessment process. This includes activities such as attending the initial interview, watching an orientation video, participating in the evaluation of your skills and capabilities, and completing your part of any actions you and your counselor agree upon.
Communications & Accommodations Support Services
Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) provides consultation and support services to families and others to identify support needs for any individual. JNCS assists in developing and implementing strategies to effect change and/or address a wide variety of important issues. See more information about our consultation services for details.
Enhanced Support Services
Enhanced Support Services focuses on helping people with autism and other disabilities – and their families and support networks – to create and implement a carefully customized set of services and tools that can lead to more productive, valued lives in the community. Enhanced Support Services are customized to each individual and his/her specific circumstances.
At JNCS, our Supported Employment and Personalized Day Support programs are together for a reason. We believe that everyone should have a job that they love and find fulfilling with earned income and valued social roles. JNCS provides coaching, assistance, mentoring, financial planning and benefits management, and accessing public and private resources.
Independent Living Services (ILS)
This service is available to provide direct instruction to an individual to learn how to live, work, participate and connect to their local communities. Aid and assistance may come in many forms, and include daily living activities and many valuable life skills that are required to be independent in today’s world and much more.
Assisting people to live in their own homes
People with developmental disabilities have the right to access assistance and supports, and have the ability to contribute to their respective communities. At JNCS support is specific for each individual’s needs, interests, and desires. Support is provided in whatever intensity, duration and frequency required.
Family Support Services
Jay Nolan Community Services believes in keeping children with autism and other developmental disabilities with their own family whenever possible. The support services that are available to families are geared toward providing the assistance that a family may need, or desire in order to ensure that the family remains together.
Jay Nolan Camp
Jay Nolan Camp is an inclusive residential camp, accredited by the American Camping Association, designed to bring children (8 -15) with and without developmental disabilities together in a caring and fun environment. Select teens 16-17 to participate in the Counselor-In-Training Program.