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.


Physical Disabilities



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  
CAC Brochure  
 

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