Allows individuals and families to control the funding and services that are most valuable to them.
Self-direction provides individuals of The Arc Madison Cortland with the flexibility to choose the services and support that are right for their everyday lives. Individuals choose staff, programs, budget, and schedule that works best for them, to increase their quality of life.
Individuals and families that are interested in more direct responsibility and control of their services can obtain assistance from The Arc Madison Cortland. We will support individuals and families in managing an approved personal resource allocations budget, as well as hiring and managing support staff directly.
The Arc will serve as a financial intermediary, provide necessary staff training, collect Medicaid documentation to support billing, and serve as the co-employer of staff hired by individuals and families to give more attention to the things that they care most about.