The Service Coordination Program provides case management to people who are intellectually disabled or otherwise developmentally disabled. This program has received official approval as a case management agency from the State of Iowa Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Commission.
Case managers carry out the following activities:
- Assessment, which includes gathering all the information needed to provide a comprehensive picture of a person’s strengths, needs, and desires.
- Planning, which entails developing an individualized comprehensive plan that covers all aspects of person’s strengths, needs, and desires. Planning is done by an interdisciplinary team that includes the client and often the client’s family.
- Implementation, which means providing whatever assistance is necessary to help the client obtain the services or become involved in programs that will facilitate the achievement of goals and objectives identified in the plan.
- Coordination, which involves maintaining communication with the client, with all those providing services, and with other professionals in order to ensure that all are working toward the same goal in a consistent manner.
- Monitoring, which requires gathering specific data on progress toward goals and objectives and adjustment in the plan whenever necessary.
- Crisis Intervention, which means giving an immediate response to changes in circumstances that call for either temporary or permanent changes in the plan.
If you have questions or concerns about case management staff or people who are already receiving services, contact Maggie Beavers at 319-892-5620.
If you have questions about transition, or regarding people who will be getting services for the first time, contact Jane Trobaugh at 319-892-5620.