DSP help with activities of daily living, communication, personal care, feeding, transportation and socialization. The goal is to help the person with special needs live their best life by helping them acquire, maintain, and improve skills needed for them to stay in a safe environment and to participate in activities that are meaningful to the individual.
Nurses provide specialized care to individuals with I/DD and special needs. They manage chronic conditions, coordinate medical appointments, manage medication, and other health/behavioral health interventions and personal care activities. They are part of the interdisciplinary care team and ensure that individuals receive culturally competent and effective health care.
A case manager is a human service professional who is responsible for assessing, coordinating, administering, and implementing services within an individual’s plan of care. Case managers work in a variety of settings and use their expertise to bridge gaps in services and to ensure that clients receive the resources and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.