How does CLBC determine eligibility for support?
CLBC now has two streams to determine eligibility for support.
Adults with Developmental Disabilities
CLBC relies on qualified practitioners (registered psychologists, registered psychological associates or certified school psychologists) to provide a diagnosis of developmental disability to establish eligibility. Qualifying practitioners apply the internationally recognized criteria outlined in the DSM IV to arrive at a diagnosis; this includes measurement of intellectual functioning (IQ), adaptive functioning and age of onset.
Adults eligible for the Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI)
The CLBC Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI) provides services for adults who have both significant limitations in adaptive functioning and either a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).