Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BH/DS) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the needs of county citizens with intellectual disabilities. Utilizing the principals of Person Centered Planning, Everyday Lives, Self-Determination and the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) System, Westmoreland County BH/DS strives to identify the unmet needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Westmoreland County. Planning with individuals emphasizes home-based and community support service options whenever possible. Westmoreland County BH/DS utilizes the Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS) and all providers are using the Promise billing system.
The County Plan and Budget process for the FY 2011-2012 Planning Year will allow the unmet needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Westmoreland County to be identified. The narrative portion of this plan will set the stage for a description of system needs.