The Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions.
Assessed waiver service needs, as identified in the person's service plan, may be provided in a person's own home, in his/her biological or adoptive family's home, in a relative's home (e.g., sibling, aunt, grandparent, etc.), in a family foster care home or corporate foster care home.
Eligibility for DD Waiver services is determined through a screening process. To be eligible for DD Waiver services, a person must meet all these criteria:
Once eligibility is determined for participation in the DD Waiver, certain questions must be asked about services including:
The number of people that may be served through the DD Waiver can vary depending on the federally approved plan and state legislative funding levels.
You can apply for the DD Waiver at your local county agency or tribe (PDF). For more information, view the Developmental Disabilities Waiver fact sheet (PDF).