Who We Are
The Who, What & Why
We are a customized 501(c)(3) social service organization that provides a range of services determined by the person supported and/or their natural support system. We provide assistance to individuals with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD), Autism, our Senior community as well as other individuals needing support to remain self-sufficient in the Greater Washington, DC area (DMV). We are the champions of choices and opportunities. Our primary goal is to support individuals with remaining in their home or setting of their choice and still receive quality, ethical and trustworthy supports. We are aware that lack of resources and education can be a hindrance to many therefore limiting their choices and opportunities. Our objective is to enable individuals to design their own life's plan by providing person-centered supports, choices, connections, education and advocacy. Our supports and programs address both immediate and ongoing needs.
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD), Autism, Senior Care
A & C Support Services Inc. program enables persons served and their primary support system with assistance in developing and/or maintaining independence, productivity and progress towards their definition of a fulfilling life.
Life Skills Assistance
A & C Support Services Inc., is dedicated to keeping individuals in their community and setting of choice. These supports are specifically designed to meet the needs of the individual to help with activities and tasks such as managing daily living, assistance with laundry, showering, grooming, finances, medical issues, meal planning and preparation, shopping, travel training and accessing their community.
Care For Our Caregivers
We are aware that everyone needs a break. We provide non-medical planned, emergency and time limited breaks for primary caregivers. These breaks are beneficial for both the caregiver and the person being supported.
Self Directed Services
With our organization’s mission always in mind, providing supports to individuals who participate in Self Directed Services through Medicaid's Community Pathways Waiver aligns with our goal in promoting opportunities and choice.
Resources and Connections
At A & C Support Services Inc., we are dedicated to assisting individuals and their families with coordinating, developing and accessing necessary supports to meet their goals and support managing day to day life in their preferred setting.
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The Social Security Administration pays disability benefits through two programs:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) -program is a needs based disability assistance program that pays benefits to adults and children with disabilities who have limited income and resources.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough – and recently enough - and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings.
The Answers You Need
Do you take insurance?
We currently do not accept insurance. However, we do accept payment plans and provide eligible families a sliding fee rate.
What is Support Broker Services?
This service is offered only to people and their families who are directing their services through the Maryland and/or Virginia Consumer Directed Services, authorized through Medicaid.
Support Brokers (Service Facilitators) provide coaching,consultation and guidance to people and their families as they assume employer of record or managing employer roles. Everything from recruiting and supervising staff, to facilitating personal futures planning and community resourcing can be done by and with the Supports Broker.
What areas do you serve?
We serve individuals and their families in Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC.
What do you mean by person-centered approach?
We do not use a one size fits all model. We understand that everyone is different and the level of supports they need to gain and/or maintain their life of choice will vary. For example, a family may have a full support team in place but just need a back up person to provide companionship to their loved one from time to time. Another person may have just gotten out of the hospital and requires some support with cooking, cleaning or running errands. Our primary focus is to develop a plan for the person and their family members that will benefit everyone and address social, emotional and physical support needed.
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