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Integrated Community Support Services (ICS)

Pathway to Independent Living

ICS provides comprehensive support and training to adults aged 18 and older residing in provider-controlled ICS settings. Our services encompass a range of community living categories, ensuring that individuals receive tailored support to meet their unique needs and goals.

What is ICS?

ICS delivers support and training in community living service categories, offering assistance and skill-building to enhance the lives of adults living in ICS settings. Whether delivered in the person’s living unit or within the community, ICS is available 24 hours a day.

Community Living Service Categories

1. Support in Community Living:

  • Cueing, skill maintenance, and guidance
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • Coordination of community living activities
  • Direct supervision within allowable community living service categories

2. Training in Community Living:

  • Skill-building and instructional services
  • Acquiring, retaining, and improving community living experiences
  • Meeting identified needs and goals

ICS Settings

An ICS setting is a controlled environment with a minimum capacity of three or more living units, where the provider has direct or indirect control. This includes ownership, operation, leasing, or financial interest in the living unit. Living units are self-contained, with areas for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and bathroom facilities.

Covered Services

ICS covers training/habilitation and support in the following categories:

  • Community Participation:
    • Community mobility and safety
    • Resource use and access
    • Safety awareness
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Leisure and recreation planning
    • Transportation skill-building

  • Health, Safety, and Wellness:
    • Collaboration for health care arrangements
    • Support for self-care activities
    • Activation of resiliency factors
    • Individualized strategies for wellness goals
  • Household Management:
    • Routine household care and maintenance support
    • Safety knowledge and skills
    • Tenancy support and advocacy
    • Budgeting and money management
    • Cooking, meal-planning, and nutrition support
  • Adaptive Skills:
    • Crisis prevention skills
    • Positive support strategies
    • Problem-solving
    • Sensory/motor development
    • Self-sufficiency strategies
    • Positive behavior support


ICS is available to individuals 18 and older living in an ICS setting and those on specific waivers, including Brain Injury (BI), Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), Community Alternative Care (CAC), and Developmental Disabilities (DD).

ICS Referral Form

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