Community Integration is a short-term, goal-based support service designed to assist participants in acquiring, retaining, and improving self-help, communication, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside in the community. Community integration can include cueing and on-site modeling of behavior to assist the participant in developing maximum independent functioning in community living activities.

Community Integration is goal-based and situational to assist individuals in achieving maximum function during life-changing events such as a transition from a nursing facility, moving to a new community or from a parent’s home, or a change in condition that requires new skill sets. Services and training must focus on specific skills and be related to the expected outcomes outlined in the participant’s service plan.

Community Integration goals must be reviewed and/or updated at least quarterly by the Service Coordinator in conjunction with the participant to assure that expected outcomes are met and the service plan is modified accordingly.