​The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is developing a new Family Support program which will provide individual and family supports for children birth to 21 with developmental disabilities on the DDA Waiting List.

The goals for the Family Support Waiver include providing:

  • Innovative service options aimed at providing supports that build on the Support Families Community of Practice
  • Individual and family self-direction opportunities
  • Flexibility for individuals and families to move dollar amounts among line items within their approved person-centered plan to meet the emerging and cyclical needs of the child and family
  • Short term exceptions to the overall budget caps based on exceptional needs (for example family caregiver support needs, post hospitalization, short term care needs)


** New ** - Family Supports Waiver Federal Application

**New** - Family Supports Waiver Frequently Asked Questions


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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:


Family Supports Waiver Process/Next Steps
  • DDA Family Support Waiver Regional Forums June 19th – 22nd , 2017
  • State review of input for consideration of final revisions – June 2017
  • Official final public input –  July 2017
  • Waiver submission to CMS – September  2017
  • Respond to CMS questions – September through December 2017
  • Projected CMS approval – December 2017
  • Projected effective date – January  2018