Meet Me on Mondays is a weekly feature that highlights important people and things that help DSC in fulfilling our mission. DSC is full of truly incredible people, and we want to share these beautiful stories with you, the public! Stay tuned every Monday to learn more about our staff, the individuals we support, their families, and more! 

 

Meet Case Management!

Meet Case Management!

DSC Case Management provides a full range of services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities including advocacy, referral linkage, and crisis intervention. Each individual is assigned a Case Coordinator/QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional) who facilitates planning, and implementation of an individual's desired outcomes. As the single-point-of-contact for each individual, the staff is responsible for coordinating the interplay of agency and community service providers. Another way we like to say this around DSC, is that Case Management is the “glue,” that holds the team together, serving as a liaison between an individual and/or family members, and all of the other services offered at DSC. 

Case Coordinators/QIDPs (Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals) are required by DHS (the Department of Human Services) to have at least one year of experience working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. They must also meet specific minimum federal educational requirements to be a QIDP.

Case Management Supports include, but are not limited to:

Intake Screening

Single Point-of-Contact for those receiving services

Information and Referral Services

Coordination of Services and Supports

Individualized Service Plan Development

Sustaining Support

Crisis Intervention

Service Linkage

Advocacy

Needs Assessment

Self-Direction Assistance

Stay tuned, next week we will introduce you to one of our Case Coordinators/QIDPs.

If you would like to learn more about Case Management, contact Lori Wachtel at 217-356-9176 or lwachtel@dsc-illinois.org.