The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is developing a new Community Supports Waiver program which will provide individual and family supports for persons with developmental disabilities on the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Waiting List.
The goals of this new program includes providing: (1) Innovative service options that support DDA’s Community of Practices for Employment and Supporting Families; (2) Community-based service options offered under the current Community Pathways Waiver (e.g. Supported Employment, Employment Discovery & Customization, Personal Supports, Respite, Assistive Technology, Behavioral Supports, etc.) with the exception of residential services; (3) Self-direction opportunities; (4) Flexibility to move dollar amounts among line items within the approved person-centered plan to meet emerging and changing needs; and (5) Short-term exceptions to the overall budget caps of $25,000 based on exceptional needs.
All services must be provided in settings that meet the federal Community Settings requirements.
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If your loved one with a developmental disability is not on DDA's waiting list and your family is in need of support, please consider applying. Useful links:
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201