Consumer directed community supports (CDCS) is a unique service option that gives persons more flexibility and responsibility for directing their services and supports, including hiring and managing direct care staff. CDCS may include services, support and/or items currently available through the Medical Assistance waivers, as well as additional allowable services that provide needed support to persons.
CDCS is a service option under several home and community-based programs. CDCS is available as a statewide service for persons enrolled in one of the following programs:
The range of allowable CDCS services and supports can be tailored to meet a person's needs. The flexibility built into CDCS allows a person to describe the services and supports in ways that are meaningful to the person. A person's plan can include a mix of required and optional services and supports.
Consumer Directed Community Supports Brochure DHS-4124 (PDF)
Consumer Directed Community Supports Consumer Handbook DHS-4317 (PDF)
Consumer Directed Community Supports Lead Agency Operations Manual DHS-4270 (PDF)