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Rhode Island PASS

 

What is Personal Assistance Services and Supports (PASS)?

PASS is a family-directed service provided in the home and/or community setting, utilizing a PASS worker to help families of children with special health care needs with the following:

  • A child’s ability to become more independent with activities of daily life
  • A child’s ability to self-regulate to maintain safety
  • A child’s ability to participate in home and community activities that require peer interactions and use of social skills

Expert guidance by a clinical consultant is available to the family and PASS worker to provide recommendations to work toward family goals

Who is Eligible?

Children who are under 21 and meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in Medicaid
  • Live at home with their family, legal guardians
  • Chronic and moderate to severe cognitive, physical, developmental and/or psychiatric diagnosis within the last two years

How do I apply for Respite Services?

  • Contact your health plan if you are enrolled in RIteCare or RIteShare (Neighborhood Health Plan or United Healthcare, Tufts)
  • Contact the PASS provider directly if neither of the above apply to your family.

For More Information:

Click here for list of PASS agencies.

EOHHS website for information on certified Respite Providers and application packets.

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