Consolidated Support Services
Consolidated Supports and Services (CSS) is an OPWDD Home and Community Based Services waiver self-directed service option that empowers people with disabilities and their families to design and manage services based on their individual needs and goals. CSS supports the essence of community inclusion, and because the CSS Plan is individually created by the participant and those the participant chooses to help, each CSS plan is as unique as the participant who designed it. With assistance from a financial management services agency (FMS), CSS participants control their own individualized, portable CSS budgets, and may choose to hire and manage their own staff supports. CSS Plans and Budgets allow participants to access the supports needed to:
•live at home or in a home of their own,
•pursue interesting and meaningful employment, volunteer, or other community activities,
•engage in satisfying, productive relationships with family, friends, and community members, and
•maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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