Home and Community Supports
Fraser Home and Community Supports assists people with autism and other special needs of all ages with maintaining physical health, behavioral health, family well-being, and increases independent living skills so that they can participate in the community.
Fraser staff members work with families to design custom-made programs based on each person's needs related to daily living, health, community involvement and behavior. These high-quality, specialized services allow people with special needs to stay in their own homes. Fraser can offer these services within 20 miles of Minneapolis.
For more information, click on the topics below, or call 612-767-5180.
In-Home Family Support
In-Home Family Support is a licensed habilitative service provided in a person’s home and in the community that increases and maintains a person’s physical,intellectual, emotional and social functioning. Fraser staff not only provide services to the person with special needs, but can also train family members to increase their capabilities to care for that person. Individual program and behavior support plans are developed following a thorough assessment of the person’s strengths and needs. Targeted goals are developed and measured based on a collaborative team process.
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) — Services developed to bring restorative, recovery-oriented interventions directly to adults with mental health issues and developmental disabilities. Clinicians work to understand how each Mental Illness and Developmental Disability works separately and how they affect each other. Through Fraser ARMHS, skills that have been lost or diminished due to mental illness can be reacquired, practiced, and enhanced whenever and wherever they are needed.
Respite Care is an in-home service that provides short-term relief for primary caregivers of people with special needs. The program increases family well-being, prevents maltreatment, and prevents out of home placement. Services are provided on an hourly, daily or weekend schedule, depending on need and service authorization.
Connect For Rec (Children)
Connect For Rec (Children) — A respite care program with an opportunity for children to make social connections through recreation in a safe, interactive group.
Personal Support provides supervision and assistance in the person’s home or in the community to increase independence, productivity and inclusion in the community. Personal Support is a non-medical, non-habilitative service recommended when desired outcomes do not require skill training. Personal support is also offered through Connect for Rec (Teen & Adult)
Support Planning Options
Support planning options at Fraser include: Support Planning — Fraser Support Planning (formerly Flexible Case Management) includes an individualized assessment of client and family needs, identification of resources, facilitation of communication with other agencies, and assistance in gaining access to services and support. Support is also provided to families managing their own waivers under the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option. Person-Centered Planning — Fraser Person-Centered Planning is based on Michael Smull’s (1996) Essential Lifestyle Planning concepts. A trained Fraser professional creates a plan to capture what is important to a person receiving services in order to maintain or improve his/her quality of life.
Partnership Program — The Partnership Program provides support services identified in a person-centered plan that are not traditionally covered by county or state funding, and often provided by unpaid family caregivers (typically parents or adult siblings). Services may be temporary, intermittent or ongoing.