Personal Supports

FISS:

DSCF0461The Family and Individual Support Services Program (FISS) is a Maryland-based program providing in-home support to adults with developmental disabilities. Eligibility is determined by the Developmental Disabilities Administration based on set criteria. These services are usually low-level services requiring a total annual budget of less than $5,000 per recipient. Assistance is provided in the areas of independent living, personal hygiene care, budgeting, social and recreational activities, and community integration. Funding for respite services may be possible as well.
 
 
 
 

Personal Supports:

287The Personal Supports Program (formerly Community Supported Living Arrangement or CSLA) is a Maryland-based program providing in-home support to adults with developmental disabilities. Eligibility is determined by the Developmental Disabilities Administration based on set criteria. The main difference between Personal Supports and FISS is in the amount of funding available to recipients. Services provided through Personal Supports can cost $5,000 or more per individual per year. Assistance is provided in the areas of independent living, personal hygiene care, budgeting, social and recreational activities, and community integration. Funding for respite services may be possible as well.

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