Lesson 8: Step Down Supports Copy

Step Down Support is a process that is designed to reflect the independence, skills, and natural supports obtained by the individual while employed, by providing long-term support in a manner that is specific to the needs of the individual. It is optional and not intended to be used by everyone.

  • Supported Employee has been employed for at least 12 months
  • The supported employee does need or want an employment specialist to check in two times each month
  • You may submit Step Down Support application to CRP Consultant and suggest how often you will follow up with supported employee

If an individual is approved Step Down Supports experiences issues and needs assistance, you must provide the service immediately and then return to the two times per month follow-up. Once they are stable on the job for 6 months, you may reapply for Step Down Support status.