FROM INSTITUTION TO COMMUNITY LIVING
WILS strongly believes in incorporating persons with disabilities who are institutionalized back into community living. Our transition program is designed to assist persons with disabilities in achieving this goal. There are many steps that must be taken in order for de-institutionalization to occur. WILS will be there to assist in all stages of this process.
v Have lived in a state habilitation center or nursing facility for a period of at least 90 days
v Currently receiving MO HealthNet Benefits in the care facility prior to transition
v Transition to a home that is leased or owned by the participant or participant’s family, or move to residential housing with no more than four individuals living in the house
People who qualify will participate in the demonstration for a year. At the end of the demonstration period, they will continue to receive home and community services and supports through the regular MO HealthNet program as long as they continue to be eligible for those services.
YOUTH TRANSITION (FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION OR WORK)
This program is designed to work with students with disabilities as they leave high school. WILS will assist them in learning independent living skills needed to make successful transition into adulthood.