(a)  Primary Service. Community living services are provided to support continuation of the individual's family or community‑based situation, or to prepare him for leaving institutional care and facilitate his transition to living in the community. Such services include training in community living skills and work activity training commensurate with the individual's age and developmental level; recreational and other activities which promote normalization outside an institutional setting; and assistance in arranging for and utilizing community services and resources which support this regimen of services. On an optional basis, services may also include remedial and treatment services necessary to ameliorate the handicapping effects of the disability which prevent or constrain personal, social, and work adjustment (e.g., physical therapy, speech therapy), and food and food services to provide a nutritious meal and snacks during the time clients participate in on‑site services; and transportation when needed and not otherwise available to access community living services programs.

(b)  Components. None.

(c)  Resource Items. None.

(d)  Target Population:

(1)           individuals who are mentally retarded;

(2)           individuals who are severely physically disabled.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. July 1, 1979;

Transferred from T10.43D .0234 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.