The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) waiver program is operated through the Connecticut Department of Social Services. The ABI program is a non-medical in-home and community based service for individuals with brain injuries who are seeking to lead productive lives within their community. Personalized plans with objectives are developed for each ABI individual by a highly skilled team consisting of clinicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, and family members. The ABI program assists individuals in the areas of skill building, employment assistance, companionship, and home support.
As a credentialed provider, ChangeInc supports the ABI community through the following services:
- Independent Living Skills Training (ILST)
- Companion & Recovery Assistance
- Pre-Vocational & Employment Service Support
Independent Living Skills Training (ILST)
ILST services are performed by a trained and certified ILST staff member. Their role is to aid individuals with the tools necessary to perform daily skills safely and independently for use in their everyday life. Activities may include but are not limited to: cleaning, cooking, assistance with personal hygiene and care, money management, time management.
Companion & Recovery Assistance
Companions and Recovery Assistant’s (RA) are trained by the state of Connecticut. The responsibility of the companion and RA is to accompany ABI individuals in the community in addition to supporting individuals in their home.
Pre-Vocational and Employment Service Support
These services provided by a trained employee, incorporate skill set building for ABI individuals preparing to pursue employment. Individuals receive assistance and develop in the following areas: job seeking, resume building, interviewing, memory strategies, etc.
Click here to Download the DSS Waiver Brochure
Click here to Download the ABI Request Form