This type of service coordination is limited to individuals with developmental disabilities who are not eligible for Medicaid, who live at home with their families, and whose primary language is Spanish. The families often have limited knowledge of educational and medical systems in this country. The service coordinator, who is bilingual and sensitive to cultural differences, may accompany individuals to medical and other appointments to act as interpreter. This type of service coordination may be intense or it may be periodic through the year, as determined by the individual’s needs and the family situation.
There is no charge to the individual or family for service coordination, only the requirement that the individual meet the eligibility standards of the program.