Developmental Disabilities Supports & Services

The selection of supports and services is the final step in the development of an ISP.The ISP contains identified outcomes for the individual. Supports and services selected by a team must relate to an identified outcome and maintain, enhance or develop skills.The intent of the delivery of any support or service is to assist the individual to achieve the identified outcome.

The Office of Developmental Disabilities, in two separate bulletins, defines supports and services. The bulletins are Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, Number 00-03-12 titled Service Definitions and Procedure Codes for Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Waiver and Base Services, and Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, Number 00-04-10 titled Service Definitions and Procedure Codes for Healthcare Waiver and Base Services. These bulletins identify the type of service eligible for reimbursement and the conditions for the delivery of specific services.

A broad array of supports and services are available to support individuals. These supports and services are defined as follows and described in more detail in our brochure:

  • Supports Coordination
  • Supported Employment
  • Transitional Work Services
  • Vocation Services/Day Programs
  • Community Habilitation (Adult Training Facilities)
  • Home and Community Habilitation
  • Respite Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Residential Habilitation


The Services and Supports Directory is a tool for individuals, their families, and their “circle of support” to locate services and service providers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This directory does not include information on all providers but only those who have chosen to be listed at this time.


Supports and Services are funded through the county program under two types of funding, base, and waiver. Base funding is 100% State funds or 90% State and 10% County funds. Waiver funding is a combination of State and Federal funds. There are two types of waivers offered for developmental disabilities services, the consolidated waiver, and the person family waiver.


Services Brochure
PA Department of Human Services