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Community-Based Services


Through the Community-Based Waiver programs, New Avenues has been providing in-home services for children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1992. An individual’s needs and preferences determine the services required to assist the individual in successfully living in the community. Currently, we serve more than 100 individuals throughout Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Summit counties.
Children or adults with developmental disabilities may be considered for Community-Based services in Northeast Ohio if:
  • The individual meets criteria established for individual options waiver and/or supported living funding
  • The County Board funder approves the individual for Supported Living funding
  • The individual wants to participate in the Supported Living program

Referral Process
Most referrals for Community-Based services are received by New Avenues from Northeast Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. However, arrangements can also be made directly with New Avenues for private referrals.
Determination of Supports
An individual service plan (ISP) is developed by a team of people consisting of the individual, the county board support representative, a residential provider representative, the individual’s guardian/family member(s), and any other person(s) that the individual wants involved.
The ISP identifies the level of support that the individual will need to live successfully in their home in the community. Our services range from providing several hours per week within the individual’s home to providing services and supervision 24 hours a day.
For more information, please contact the Director of Community-Based Services at (216) 481-1909 x244 or .