Community Habilitation Individual Services (CHIO)

Community Based Habilitation Individual are services provided outside of the participant’s home that support learning and assistance in the areas of:

  • Self-care
  • Sensory/motor development
  • Socialization
  • Daily living skills
  • Communication
  • Community living
  • Social skills

Community based activities are intended to build relationships and natural supports.

Monitoring, training, education, demonstration, or support to assist with the acquisition and retention of skills in the following areas:

  • Leisure activities and community/public events (i.e. integrated camp settings)
  • Educational activities
  • Hobbies
  • Unpaid work experiences (i.e. volunteer opportunities)
  • Maintaining contact with family and friends

Training and education in self-direction designed to help participants achieve one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Develop self-advocacy skills
  • Exercise civil rights
  • Acquire skills that enable the ability to exercise self-control and responsibility over services and supports received or needed
  • Acquire skills that enable the participant to become more independent, integrated or productive in the community
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