MDS provides quality services for children and adults with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injuries and their families that:

  • allow people to live in their communities as contributing citizens;

  • provide choice and control in making decisions about needed services;

  • assist in finding services or resources that meet their individual needs

People with disabilities and their families enlist MDS to:

  • assist them in accessing resources and activities in their community

  • help them live at home

  • advise them in developing life and career goals

  • support them to find jobs and homes

  • encourage them to meet people with similar interests

  • provide educational advocacy and support

  • facilitate networking between families

  • advocate for appropriate educational services

  • learn about and choose the best medical professionals

  • educate them to know their rights and responsibilities

MDS services and supports are provided by:

Children’s Service Coordination (CSC) – works with families to determine the best combination of supports for children up to age 21. Includes Early Supports and Services (ESS)Partners in Health, and In-Home Supports.

Adult Service Coordination (ASC) – works with individuals over age 21 to identify and develop the support they need to live in their community.

Self Directed Services (SDS) - works directly with individuals and families to manage adult services

MDS Birth to Three – provides early intervention services for children aged 3 and under who have a developmental delay.

MDS-ISO (Individual Services Option) – provides direct support to people so they can live in their home, go to work, and participate as valued community members.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (MCST) – offers employment support and transition resources to students and adults with a wide variety of disabilities.

Partners in Health (PIH) - offers community-based family support to address the needs of families who have children with chronic health conditions.

Provider Agencies – work directly with individuals served by MDS to provide residential, employment and other supports.


 Services at MDS

MDS services include:

Consulting on disabilities issues

Service coordination

Family support services

Family Council

Supported living services

Self-Directed Services (SDS)

Partners in Health

Project SEARCH

Vocational supports

Recreational supports

Consumer benefits coordination and assistance

Training and educational opportunities

Quality Improvement