A waiver is a funding source that helps pay for the services and supports needed by people with developmental disabilities. It is funded by a combination of 60-percent Medicaid dollars and 40-percent local tax dollars. Waivers include:
- Individual Options (IO) Waiver
- Level 1 Waiver
- Self-Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF)
Our recreation program promotes socialization and allows individuals to be an active part of their community. To be eligible for the recreation program, individuals must:
- Be a resident of Hancock County;
- Be at least 18-years old;
- Receive Service and Support Administration services from the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities; and
- Receive a Level One Waiver or receive no waiver services at all.
Healthy Lifestyles is a holistic, wellness workshop for people with disabilities. Using a self-determination model, the goal of the program is to give participants the tools they need to evaluate their life situations, identify areas in their lives they would like to improve, and make positive changes in those areas. The workshops are held over an eight-week period.
If you’re interested in going for the gold, there’s no better organization than the Hancock County Special Olympics. This organization offers a variety of competitive sports for all skill levels. The sports offered include basketball, bowling, golf, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. The program is open to anyone age 8 and older with a qualifying diagnosis.
Are you interested in working in the community? In Hancock County, there are many employers looking for dedicated workers and ready to present you with an opportunity.