Financial Assistance to Families

Financial assistance is offered to families who have a family member in their home who has a developmental disability and qualifies for County Board services, and is not enrolled on a Medicaid Waiver program.

Services and support may include respite care, adaptive equipment, home modifications, etc. These services are intended to enable individuals to remain in their family home.

Family Support Services (FSS) is a program that provides supports, services, and help to enable a family to care for their family member with disabilities at home.

Who is eligible for Family Support Services?

If you have a family member with a developmental disability (DD) living at home, he or she may be able to receive FSS.

The family member with disabilities must be ELIGIBLE for County DD services, even if he or she is not receiving other types of County Board assistance.

What items and services are included?

  • Respite care by providers or persons chosen by the family.
  • Adaptive equipment Home modifications to accommodate the family member with disabilities.
  • Special diets (i.e. scales, special food) Counseling and training (i.e. play therapy, sign language class).
  • Mileage for out of area appointments.
  • Other services individualized to each family’s individual needs as specified in the individual’s plan.

FSS Forms:

FSS Application
FSS Funding Request*
(*This is a fillable PDF form.
Desktop computer instructions: Download the form to your computer. Fill out the document and save to your computer. Attach the file to an email to us.
Smart phone instructions: Export the form to your phone’s version of “markup” and fill it out and sign and email back to us. Or you can download the Adobe Acrobat app and fill out the form and email from the app.)
FSS Respite Provider Time Sheet
FSS Mileage Reimbursement
Administration Resolution of Complaints

Contact us to learn more. 

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