Comet Mississippi Office

ID/DD Waiver Services


Home and Community Supports: This service is for individuals who live in the family home and provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) such as bathing, toileting, transferring and mobility, meal preparation  assistance with eating and incidental household cleaning and laundry which are essential to the health, safety, and welfare of the individual. 

In-Home Respite Services: This service provides temporary, periodic relief to those persons usually providing care for the eligible individual. In-Home Respite staff provides all the necessary care the usual caregiver would provide during the same period.

In-Home Nursing Respite: A registered or licensed practical nurse provides this service. This service is intended for persons who require skilled nursing services, as prescribed by a physician, in the absence of the primary caregiver. 

Community Respite: This service is designed to provide caregivers a break from constant caregiving and provide the individual with a place to go which has scheduled activities to address individual preferences/requirements.

Day Services (Adult): This service includes activities and environments that are designed to foster meaningful day activities for the individual to include the acquisition and maintenance of skills, building positive group, individual and interpersonal skills, greater independence and personal choice. This service will optimize, not regiment individual initiative, autonomy and independence in making informed life choices including what he/she does during the day and with whom they interact. 

Prevocational Services: This service is designed to provide meaningful day activities of learning and work experiences, including volunteer work, where the individual can develop general, non-job task-specific strengths and skills that contribute to paid employment in integrated community settings.

Supported Employment:  This service will be in an integrated work setting in the general workforce where an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without disabilities.

Job Discovery: This service  includes, but is not limited to, the following types of person-centered  services:

Face-to-face interviews that include:

  • A review of current and previous supports and services

  • Assisting the individual with volunteerism, self-determination, and self-advocacy

  • Identifying support needs

  • Developing a plan for achieving integrated employment

  • Job exploration

  • Job shadowing

  • Internships

  • Employment (informational) seeking skills; current labor market

  • Interviewing skills

  • Job and task analysis activities

  • Job negotiation

  • Employment preparation (i.e., resume development, work procedures, soft skills)

  • Business plan development for self-employment.

  • Environmental and work culture assessments

Crisis Intervention Services: This service provides immediate therapeutic intervention,  that will be available to an individual on a 24-hour basis. This service is used to address personal, social, and/or behavioral problems which otherwise are likely to threaten the health and safety of the individual or others. If the crisis is extreme enough, it could result in the individual's removal from his/her current living arrangement.

Behavior Support Services: This service provides systematic behavior assessments, Behavior Support Plan development, consultation, restructuring of the environment and training for individuals whose maladaptive behaviors are significantly disrupting their progress in learning, self-direction or community participation and/or are threatening to require movement to a more restrictive setting or removal from current services. This service also includes consultation and training provided to families and staff working with the individual. The desired outcome of the service is long-term behavior change.

Host Homes: Host Homes are private homes where no more than one individual who is at least five (5) years of age lives with a family and receives personal care and supportive services.