Programs and Services
List of Service Providers
List of Divisions
Alphabetical Listing of Programs and Services
- Adult Day
Adult Day Services provide an array of services to help older adults and adults with disabilities to remain as independent as possible in their own homes.
- Adult Protective Services (APS)
Adult Protective Services (APS) is tasked with receiving and investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable elderly and disabled adults in Vermont.
- Assistive Technology Program
The Vermont Assistive Technology Program serves Vermonters of all ages and abilities. VATP provides information and referrals, training for service providers and others, equipment and software demonstrations, tryouts, and technical assistance. Other activities include public awareness, an equipment exchange program, and short term lending of assistive technology equipment.
- Attendant Services Program
The Attendant Services Program supports independent living for adults with disabilities who need physical assistance with daily activities.
- Autism Supports
The Autism Supports role is to develop and enhance the system of support in the home and community for people with autism spectrum disorders; work with community agencies, support groups and government departments to address system issues, enhance service delivery and develop or provide training; help people brainstorm ideas, find information and locate resources.
- Children's Personal Care Services
Children's Personal Care Services is a Medicaid service designed to help families with the extra care needs of children with disabilities and serious health problems.
- Choices for Care (1115 Long-Term Care Medicaid Waiver)
Choices for Care is a Medicaid-funded, long-term care program to pay for care and support for older Vermonters and people with physical disabilities. The program assists people with everyday activities at home, in an enhanced residential care setting, or in a nursing facility.
- Dementia Respite Program
The Dementia Respite Program offers a range of educational, community, and direct services to individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) and to their caregivers.
- Developmental Disability Services
Developmental disability services assist children, adolescent, and adults who have a developmental disability to live, attend school, work, and recreate in their communities. Supports are provided to over 3,000 people by private non-profit developmental disability services providers throughout the state.
- Flexible Family Funding
Provides funds for use by the family for services and supports that benefit the individual and the family to avoid the more costly and intensive out of home service cost.
- Food and Nutrition Programs
Access to nourishing food is a critical link to maintaining physical health, independence and quality of life.
- Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA)
Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) is a statewide self-advocacy network run and operated by people with developmental disabilities.
A guardian is a person with the legal responsibility to protect the well-being and rights of another. A guardian also has authority to make certain legal decisions for the person.
- High Technology Home Care
Provides skilled nursing care for technology-dependent Medicaid beneficiaries and coordinates treatments, medical supplies, and sophisticated medical equipment for adults and children.
- Housing and Residential Supports
Several programs coordinate services with housing to help people live independently and with dignity in settings they prefer. This list is not inclusive of all housing and home support options available to people with disabilities and older adults.
- Mental Health Elder Care Clinician Program (ECCP)
The Vermont Elder Care Clinician Program is a service provided to help older adults who experience mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
- Offender Services
The focus of Offender Services is to keep the community and past victims safe while providing treatment and supervision to offenders with developmental disabilities who are not served by the Correctional system.
- Office of Public Guardian
The Office of Public Guardianship, acting under court authority, provides public guardianship where there is no friend or family member to serve as guardian, and the individual needs a public guardian to protect his or her rights or welfare.
- Older Vermonters and Family Caregiver Services (Older Americans Act)
The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides funding for a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Vermonters to remain as independent as possible and to be active and contributing members of their community. The OAA also provides a range of services to family caregivers to support them to continue in this essential role. The Older Americans Act focuses on improving the lives of older adults and family caregivers in areas of income, housing, nutrition, health, employment, retirement, and social and community services.
- Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Senior Community Services Employment Program is a job-training organization that offers training within partnered community service agencies. The combination of skills training and community service leads to employment for low-income individuals age 55 and older.
- Supported Employment Program
The Vermont Supported Employment Program provides a full range of services which enable people with disabilities to access and succeed in competitive employment. The program goal is to provide full access to employment through the provision of individual support services for people who have historically been excluded from employment.
- Transportation Services
Access to transportation services that are flexible and responsive to the varied needs of older adults and people with disabilities is critical to the success of many programs available in Vermont. DDAS works closely with numerous state and local agencies to ensure that individuals have access to transportation services to maintain independence and promote access to needed services and resources.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Traumatic Brain Injury Program diverts and/or returns Vermonters, with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, from hospitals and facilities to a community-based setting.
- Vermont Direct Care Worker Registry
A web-based resource operated by Rewarding Work Resources to connect agency and consumer employers with people wanting to do direct care work for elders and the disabled. Workers post information about their background and work preferences and employers can search for workers by location. The directory is free to all Vermonters although employers will need to get an access code from a local agency. The agencies with access codes can be found on the site.