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New Developmental Disabilities Community Supports Waiver

Beth Hess - Friday, January 05, 2018
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has announced that it will be offering services under the new Community Supports Waiver. The program will provide individual and family supports for people of all ages with developmental disabilities on the DDA Waiting List.

The Community Supports Waiver is similar to the Family Supports Waiver, with the exception that it has a higher dollar cap ($25,000 versus $12,000), and is for people of all ages (the Family Supports Waiver is for children under age 21 only).  Which Waiver a child will be placed on will depend on their assessed need.

DDA expects services under the Community Supports Waiver to start by February 2018, which will further reduce the waiting list by 400 individuals.

If you are on the DDA waiting list, no action needs to be taken at this time. DDA will contact the first 400 individuals on the waiting list based on priority category and date of application. A DDA Coordinator of Community Services will then assist the individual and family with the Waiver application process. 

Individuals on other waivers, such as the Autism Waiver, are not eligible for the Community Supports Waiver.

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