Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Intellectual Disability Services

​Intellectual Disability Services

Adaptive Appliances/Equipment: 

This service is provided for individuals to improve their independence in activities of daily living in the home and community.  This is made possible through the purchase of adaptive appliances and equipment or the modification of standard appliances equipment for functional use by individuals.

Community Homes for individuals with Intellectual Disability:

A community home for people with intellectual disability is defined in the regulations as "a building or separate dwelling unit in which residential care to one or more individuals with intellectual disability."

Community Participation Support Services:

This service is provided to individuals to prepare them for paid employment.  Individuals are taught concepts such as talk completion, safety, problem solving, following direction and dependability. The service is not provided to teach skills required of a particular job task; instead, a variety of job tasks of interest to individuals are used to teach appropriate work traits.

Employment Services (Competitive Employment):

Competitive employment refers to paid employment in the public or private sector in integrated settings whereby individuals receive at least minimum wage.  Individuals are also entitled to benefits, training and personnel related experiences as co-workers within the company performing comparable work.

Environmental Accessibility Adaptations:

This service is provided to improve the individual's independence in the activities of daily living in their homes and communities and/or to make possible their continued care and support in their homes or the homes of family members. 

Maximum state and federal funding is limited to $20,000 per household, which includes adaptations to any personal vehicles used by the person/family residing in the household.  Adaptations that add to the total square footage of the home are excluded from this service. 

Lifesharing Homes:

Family Living Homes are somewhat different than other licensed homes.  These settings provide for life sharing arrangements.  Individuals live in their host family's homes and are encouraged to become contributing members of the family unit.  Family living arrangements are chosen by individuals/families in conjunction with families and in accordance with needs documented in their plans.  Family Living Homes are limited to homes in which there are no more than two (2) individuals with intellectual disability who are not family members or relatives of family members.

Home and Community Support Services:

This service is provided in home and community settings to assist individuals in acquiring, maintaining and improving self-help, domestic, socialization and adaptive skills.  These activities must be necessary for individuals to live in the community, to live more independently, or to be more productive and participatory in community life.  Services may be provided in a manner that ensures individual's health and welfare.  

This service may be used to support individual's involvement in generic community programs or activities.  However, it should be done in a manner that builds self-supporting peer networks. 

Intermediary Service Organization (ISO):

An Intermediary Service Organization (ISO) provides an indirect service that must meet contractual conditions.  The service assists individuals/representatives in the employment and management of individual providers of service of their choice.

Public Transportation:

Public Transportation services are provided to individuals to enable them to gain access to waiver and other community services and resources specified in their Individual Service Plans. 

Respite Services (Overnight and Day): 

Respite services are for the temporary relief of the person/s normally responsible for the care and supervision of individuals in service.  These services are not to replace the responsibility of members of the nuclear family to provide care and supervision that would normally occur in a family situation. 

These services are limited to individuals residing in their own homes or in the homes of family, friends, companions, foster homes or domiciliary homes.

Respite has two categories; overnight and day are both available. 

Overnight Respite:  Overnight Respite is limited to four weeks per fiscal year and provides the temporary support/supervision of individuals in the absence of their regular caregivers.  This service is provided in a residential camp setting.

Day Respite:  This respite is less than 24 hours and is to a maximum of four times per month, but may be adjusted by the county office based on individual need.  Day Camp provides the temporary support/supervision of individuals in the absence of their regular care givers and is provided in a day camp setting. 

Specialized Therapies and Related Clinical Services:

This category of services includes Nursing Service, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Behavior Therapy and Visual/Mobility Therapy. 

Transitional Work Service:

This is a direct service that is provided to support to individuals in transition to integrated competitive employment.  Transitional work service options include, but are not limited to; mobile work force, work station in industry, affirmative industry, apprenticeship and enclave. 

Transportation Services:

This service is the provision of transportation for individuals to enable them to access services, activities, or supports in accordance with their individual support plans (ISP).  This is a service that may also be provided by family members, friends, and others not affiliated with a provider agency.


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania