Here’s an overview of our programs.
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Ryan’s Place is proud to offer Innovations Waiver and B3 services to our friends with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities! We are currently serving the following North Carolina counties for Community Navigation and Innovations Waiver habilitative services: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly, Union, Caswell, Franklin, Davidson, and Rockingham.

Our Programs

Innovations Waiver Community Navigation
Some children and adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities receive services through the NC Innovations Waiver. These home and community-based services are meant to keep individuals out of Intermediate Care Facilities and other institutional settings. Community Navigation services provide both Medicaid and non-Medicaid resources, education, advocacy, and partnerships with members and their treatment teams. At Ryan’s Place, we provide dynamic resources, training, and tools to members and encourage person-centered thinking–challenging members and their treatment teams to focus on individual dreams and goals.

Services Offered

Day Support Individual and Group: A facility and community-based service where daily activities are facilitated in a licensed day program with instructors and supervisors. Day Program events are planned in advance and keep our members active with individual or group staff to encourage independence, social integration, peer interaction, and overall health and well-being. Our Day Support program is currently: The Thrive Initiative @ 2435 Plantation Center Drive Ste 110 Matthews, NC. This program is growing so quickly, we are going to be expanding in 2024!

1915i Services: Federal changes we made to Waiver funding last year, and for those without the Innovations Waiver, a new service array will be made available. 1915i services will include some services like the Innovations Waiver services we provide. This expands the support for our population significantly across the state. Right now, these services are rolling out slowly with the state’s MCOs and its providers. Ryan’s Place is pleased to offer these services, so if you are interested in learning more, please reach out to us!

Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI): Ryan’s Place was chosen as a fully contracted TBI Waiver provider in 2023. Our Executive Director is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and a list of comprehensive TBI Waiver services can be found here:

Long-Term Community Supports (In Lieu of Medicaid): Ryan’s Place is also pleased to over Long Term Community Supports services to those who qualify for LTCS levels 1-5. Please note: this plan does require a doctor’s order and signature from your member’s physician. The criteria for Long Term Community Supports can be found here:

Get in Touch
If you are interested in receiving training on these additional models of support, message us to let us know.

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