47.2. State Disability Resources
Attendant Services Program
The Attendant Services Program supports independent living for adults with disabilities who need physical assistance with daily activities. This is a "Consumer Directed Personal Care" Program. Program participants hire, train, supervise, and schedule their personal care attendant(s). The program participant is the employer, and the attendant's hourly wage is funded by the program.
Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
Phone: (802) 241-2400
Assist older persons, children and adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible.
Essential Person Program in Vermont
The Essential Person Program helps you stay in your home by contributing to the cost of having someone live with you to provide essential care.
Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver Program
Phone: (802) 241-2400
This program allows the State to use Medicaid funds to provide alternative services for people who would otherwise need admission to a nursing home.
Money Follows the Person Grant
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a five-year federally-funded demonstration project for Vermont's Long-term Medicaid Choices for Care program. The statewide program helps people living in nursing facilities move into their communities with the supports they need. Transition funds, up to $2,500, helps provide items and services not covered by Medicaid
Office of Children With Special Health Needs
Phone: 800-660-4427 or 802-863-7338
The Office of Children With Special Health Needs (CSHN) provides a number of services to Vermont children - birth to age 21 - who have complex health conditions, and to their families.
Rural & Agricultural VocRehab (RAVR)
Phone: (802) 656-5433
Rural & Agricultural VocRehab (RAVR) provides health evaluation, counseling and assistance in employment and/or job maintenance for people with disabilities.
Vermont Assistive Technology Project
Phone: (800) 750-6355
Provide resource information and referral; training and support about AT to service providers; initiate changes in policies and state laws.
A web-based resource operated by Rewarding Work Resources to connect agency and consumer employers with people wanting to do direct care work for elders and the disabled. Workers post information about their background and work preferences and employers can search for workers by location. The directory is free to all Vermonters although employers will need to get an access code from a local agency. The agencies with access codes can be found on the site.
Phone: (866) 879-6757
Assists Vermonters with disabilities to find and maintain meaningful employment in their communities.