Nia Association
Nia Association


supports & Services

Areas of Support


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Supported Living

Supported Living is a residential option which allows greater involvement and control in the operation of the home. Supported living focuses on the person, rather than the provider having primary control and responsibility regarding operation of the home. Residential 24-hour services are provided in a home owned or leased by the person(s) supported. Supported living services are available to persons regardless of disability level and continue to be an option for persons and families seeking involvement, control and exercise of self-determination.

Personal Assistance Services

Personal Assistance is an alternative to Supported living. Staff comes to the family home to provide services. It allows the natural family and the person supported to continue living together in the family home and community

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Family Model Residential Support

This service offers the Individual the choice of living in another person’s home. Prior to placement of a person in a family model residential home, the provider must complete a DIDD-compliant home. There is an initial Site Survey to ensure that the home meets the person’s needs and that the family and person are compatible.


Behavior Services

 The Behavior Analyst performs an assessment prior to planning and developing a Behavior Support Plan. The Behavior Analyst provides short-term behavior-oriented services for a person who is experiencing a behavioral crisis. It may require removal from the current residential setting in order to resolve the behavioral crisis.

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Nursing Services

Nia’s medical department manages healthcare concerns for all Individuals supported. Skilled nursing services are provided in residential and community settings. Medical and/or nursing services are provided in accordance with the Nursing Plan of Care, DIDD Individual Support Plans, and the Nurse Practice Act. Nursing services are provided 12-24 hours, based on the needs of the individual.


This service is a temporary during emergency situations or when the family has other demands preventing their usual care. Respite care may also be used when the family wants to take a vacation. Respite care may be used on an hourly, daily or weekly basis, and is usually for a specific purpose and time frame. It may be provided in the family home or outside the home in a community based residential home.