The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Family Support Waiver was approved Nov. 21, 2017 by the federal oversight agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The program will provide individual and family supports for children birth to 21 with developmental disabilities on the DDA Waiting List.
DDA expects services under the waiver to start by February 2018, which will reduce the waiting list by 400 individuals.
If you are on the DDA waiting list, no action needs to be taken at this time. DDA will contact the first 400 individuals on the waiting list based on priority category and date of application. A DDA Coordinator of Community Services will then assist the individual and family with the waiver application process.
The goals for the Family Support Waiver include providing:
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