Quality of Life and Self-Determination

​​The fundamental elements of quality of life include the following:

  • emotional well-being
  • interpersonal relations
  • material well-being
  • personal development
  • physical well-being
  • self-determination
  • social inclusion
  • rights​

Waiver services offer support to facilitate opportunities for each participant to explore and enhance their quality of life by maximizing self-determination, self-advocacy, and self-sufficiency. Services are intended to support participants to live in homes of their choice, have employment or engage in purposeful daytime activities of their choice, achieve their life goals and provide an opportunity to direct their services to the extent they choose. It is important to note that waiver services are designed to provide the necessary support that families with children need to keep their children in the home setting.