Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Developmental disability waiver information
The developmental disability waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Waiver service may be provided in a person’s home, in a relative’s home, or in a foster care home.
Developmental Disabilities waiver program information
DD waiver fact sheet
Rule 185 Case Management
This program provides eligible persons with developmental disability or related conditions assists persons in gaining access to needed social, medical, educational and other supports and services. The case manager works on behalf of the person to identify their unique needs and to minimize the impact of the disability on the person’s life while assuring continuity of services and supports for the person.
Personal care assistance program
This program provides services to people who need help with day-to-day activities to allow them be more independent in their own homes. A personal care assistant is trained to help with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury.
Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program information
PCA consumer information
PCA fact sheet
Supported living services
People can get help with daily tasks, such as shopping, cooking, managing money, taking medications, dressing, and other self-care skills and housekeeping. Staff may stay all the time or come only once in a while.
Supported living services are paid for through the waiver program. Clients have to be part of the waiver program to get this service.
Semi-independent living skills services
A staff person will go to clients' homes to support them while they learn the skills they need to live in the community. Staff could help with budgeting and paying bills, cooking, shopping, running a household or learning about the community. Staff may go to their homes every day or only once a week.
The county that clients live in will pay for the service if there is money available. Each county has limited resources, and clients may have to wait to receive this service, even if they are eligible.
Vocational services and Pre-vocational services
These are designed to prepare people for paid or unpaid employment and are reflected in the plan of care.
Supported employment services
This program helps people obtain and retain competitive employment.
Day training and habilitation
These are licensed supports to help people develop and maintain life skills, participate in community life and engage in activities of their own choosing.
Community alternative care waiver
The community alternative care waiver supports home and community-based services for children and adults who are chronically ill. This waiver is designed to serve people with disabilities who otherwise would require hospital-level care.
Community alternative care waiver information
Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver
The Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver program (CADI) provides support for people younger than 65 who are certified disabled, eligible for Medical Assistance, and need support to avoid or delay institutional living.
Community access for disability inclusion information
Community access for disability inclusion brochure