Welcome to DSA, Inc.
We strive to provide the highest quality of services and supports that maximize independence, that embrace the talents and strengths of the person, that promotes choice, freedom and dignity, and enables people to live meaningful lives in their homes and in their community.
Who We are?
DSA (Developmental Service Alternatives) serves intellectually or developmentally disabled adults through programs tailored to the individual and his or her situation and supports. Services can be provided in a residential or family-based setting, in the community, and/or the individuals personal home.
In June 2018, Caregiver Indiana acquired DSA
DSA, Inc. was formed by a group of professionals who had worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities in central Indiana for over 20 years.
DSA, Inc. currently provides residential services in Indiana to 136 adults who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and who reside in 16 group homes and 7 Medicaid waiver sites. The homes are located in Hancock, Marion, Shelby, Madison and Henry counties.
We provide round-the-clock staffing. A full range of health care services, behavior management and active treatment programs are provided in the group homes.
DSA, Inc. has added Medicaid Waiver (supported living) services to its array of residential services and currently provides Residential Habilitation and Support (RHS), Community based Habilitation-individual services (CHIO), Transportation and Wellness Coordination. DSA’s supported living program has been developed at a controlled rate to ensure the services provided to consumers can be sustained at the level of quality expected by the mission of Caregiver Indiana. responsible for ourselves and our actions is the beginning of peak performance.
The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) assists individuals in receiving community supports and residential services. BDDS also monitors the quality of care and the facilities of those who are approved to provide these services in Indiana. The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services can be contacted at the following website: www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2639.htm
A survey team from CARF International* will be visiting the Supported Living and Wellness Coordination programs on
January 9th and 10th, 2020
We invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a result of this survey, we may earn or continue accreditation.
As part of the survey, the surveyors will interview people who receive services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions the survey team members might ask people are:
- Do we provide a clean and safe setting?
- Do you receive the services you need and want?
- Are you treated with respect?
- Do you take part in planning your services?
- Are you told what you need to know about your services?
- Are your questions answered in a way you understand?
- Do you know where to go with questions or concerns?
If you would like to talk with one of the survey team members or want to learn more about CARF International, please contact Heather Godby at: (317) 477-0093, ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact CARF International directly.
- Internet: www.carf.org/contact-us
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Mail: CARF International, 6951 East Southpoint Road, Tucson, AZ 85756, USA
- Telephone: (520) 495-7001
- Fax: (520) 318-1129
*CARF International — A group of companies that includes CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF Europe.
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
The Home and Community Based Services program is a choice-driven program, which promotes and maintains consumer and family involvement in providing individualized program development and community support services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides services and supports to eligible individuals as an alternative to Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or related conditions (ICF/IID) Program.
There are several day program providers that DSA, Inc. works with to ensure that all of the individuals that we serve are afforded an opportunity for employment. Shares, Inc. is one of the day programs that we use. Their website is www.sharesinc.org.
The individual must have a determination of intellectual disability or a related condition, Medicaid and SSI eligibility, and their Plan of Care must meet program guidelines.
HCBS Waiver Service Options
We support and work with a person to develop or maintain their skills or supporting a person with the activities they are unable to do.
Residential service Supports include things like help in the home, personal assistance, information, and support to live independently.
Family Based Homes
Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)