Individual & Family Developmental Disabilities Support (DD or IFDDS) Waiver

Services available: day support, companion services (agency or consumer directed), supported employment, in-home residential support, therapeutic consultation, personal care services (agency or consumer directed), respite care (agency or consumer directed), supported employment, skilled nursing services, attendant services, family and caregiver training, crisis supervision, environmental modifications, assistive technology, personal emergency response system (PERS), and prevocational services. Support coordination is also provided.



Eligibility: The DD Waiver provides services to individuals 6 years of age and older who have a diagnosis of a developmental disability and do not have a diagnosis of mental retardation. Individuals also must require the level of care provided in an intermediate- care facility for persons with mental retardation or other related conditions (ICF/MR). Children who do not have a diagnosis of mental retardation, and have received services through the MR/ID Waiver, become ineligible for the MR/ID Waiver when they reach the age of 6. At that time, they can be screened for eligibility for the DD Waiver; if found eligible they will receive a DD waiver slot without being placed on the DD waiver waiting list.



How to apply: Download a copy of the “Request for Screening” form (available at Complete the form and fax or mail it to the Child Development Center in your locality (see same webpage). If you are unable to download the form, call your local Child Development Center or DMAS.



Waiting list status: There is currently a waiting list for this Waiver. The DD Waiver is administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS).