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The New Developmental Disabilities Family Supports Waiver

Beth Hess - Friday, December 15, 2017
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has announced that it will be offering services under the new Family Supports Waiver. The program will provide individual and family supports for children birth to age 21 with developmental disabilities on the DDA Waiting List.

DDA expects services under the Waiver to start by February 2018, which will 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. 

People on other waivers (such as the autism waiver) are not eligible for the Family Supports Waiver.

The Waiver will fund the following services or combination thereof, based on a Plan of Care:
  • Assistive Technology and Services
  • Behavioral Support Services
  • Community Support and Navigation
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Family Caregiver Training and Empowerment Services
  • Family and Peer Mentoring Supports
  • Individual and Family Directed Goods and Services
  • Participant Education, Training and Advocacy Supports
  • Personal Supports
  • Respite Care Services
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Modification
The amount of funding cannot exceed $12,000.

Click for detailed descriptions of the services offered.

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