Opportunities Unlimited

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What is a Waiver?

Waivers are Medicaid funded services designed to assist individuals with special needs and their families.

What are the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) that we might access?

HCBS are services provided to individuals and families in need of support. They can be provided in the community or privacy of one’s home. OU provides these HCBS services.

Different services are offered under each of these waivers.  The services offered by Opportunities Unlimited include:

Interim Medical Monitoring and Treatment (IMMT)

IMMT services were created for individuals with medical needs that require monitoring or medical intervention.  Staff that provide services under IMMT are specially trained to the needs of each individual.

Respite Care

Respite services are designed to give parents and caregivers time to enjoy other aspects of life or to complete necessary tasks with the assurance that their loved one is being cared for by highly trained and compassionate staff.  Activities an individual may engage in during respite care include playing in the gym at our Center, playing board games, taking a walk, going to the pool, going to a movie, etc. Respite care can be provided as individual respite or as group respite.

Supported Community Living (SCL)

SCL services are intended to assist in daily living skills that help achieve greatest independence.  These services may include skill building in areas of personal care, community, safety, communication, and self-advocacy.

Prevocational Services

These services help an individual learn skills to better prepare them for a job in the future. These services can be accessed after the age 21; however, if an individual is still involved with his or her school, OU can contract with the school to provide prevocational, extended year, or Life Academy services at an earlier age.

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