Relationships are at the heart of Summit DD. Depending on your need, we have a number of staff members who will help you meet your needs, such as Developmental Specialists (DSs), Referral and Support Specialists (RSSs) and Service and Support Administrators (SSAs).
Looking for our Guide to Service Coordination? View our online guide here
What are Service and Support Administrators (SSAs)?
Summit DD’s SSAs coordinate and connect people with developmental disabilities to individualized supports, like employment, in-home supports and transportation to name a few. Our SSAs also develop person-centered ISPs (individual service plans), that act as the blueprint to connect you to providers in the community. Service coordination is provided to people who are eligible for services at no cost. Your SSA works with you and your team to help you achieve your vision of a happy, satisfying life.
Service and Support Administrators are the primary point of coordination, which means SSAs:
- Work with you and your family to administer assessments and collect documentation that determines eligibility for services;
- Coordinate assessments to determine what is important to you. SSAs spend the time with you to find out what is working and what is not working in your life;
- Develop an ISP (using person-centered planning) that outlines what is important and then connect you to the provider of your choice;
- Connect you to the providers and community resources you need to be successful;
- Develop a budget for services based on the your assessed needs and preferred way for meeting those needs;
- Ensure the health and safety for each individual through development of prevention plans for any incident that may impact health or safety;
- Provide ongoing ISP coordination and monitoring. This ensures that services and supports are being delivered as outlined in the ISP and to your benefit and satisfaction.
What are Referral and Support Specialists (RSSs)?
Referral and Support Specialists (RSSs) are here to help you tap into community resources that can support your goals. RSSs typically work with individuals between the ages of six and 22 and retired adults who do not have Medicaid waivers or may not need federal funding for additional services. Like SSAs, our RSSs will create an ISP with you to capture your goals and outcomes. Our RSS services are at no cost to those eligible for Summit DD services.
Referral and Support Specialists are the primary point of coordination, which means RSSs:
- Can help you find the right camp to meet your needs;
- Provide information on guardianship, social security, SSI applications or other services and benefits;
- Assist you with IEP meetings;
- Ensure the health and safety for each individual through development of prevention plans for any incident that may impact health or safety.
- Looking to get connected to Summit DD? Your first step is to contact our Intake and Eligibility Department.
- Need to contact your SSA or RSS? Check out our handy online Directory
- Download your service coordination infographic.
- Learn about our Referral and Support Specialists (RSSs)
- Ready to start your individual service plan? Contact us to get started.
- Visit the DODD Family Connection page for additional family resources