Agency with Choice

The Agency with Choice (AWC) program at the Barber National Institute is a financial management/participant directed service available to individuals with an intellectual disability who reside in their own residence or the home of family. Participants have a high level of choice and control over managing their own services and supports. A joint relationship is formed between an individual and/or family member with the AWC family Liaison who provides administrative help to assist in managing services. The goal of this support is to enable families to remain together in their own homes.

The Barber National Institute's AWC progam offers many services that individuals and families can choose from:


For more information, contact Pam Baker, Administrator Of Family Focused Services, at  814-878-5958 or