This is a trick question. It does not matter if you are ready or whether the services you need are currently available. What matters is that you have the right to get the services and supports you need and want, and to live in an integrated community setting as much as possible.
If you live in Porterville DC or Canyon Springs, your IPP team should not ask if you are ready. They should ask:
- What services and supports will meet your needs and wants in a community setting and allow you to participate in community activities?
- What is keeping you from living in the community now?
- What steps should we take to allow you to live in the community?
- What services and supports should we find or develop so you can live in the community safely and appropriately?