DD Waivers

The CDC provides our locality with Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver (DD Waiver) screenings. The Request for Screening form can be found here: Screening Form. The completed form should be sent to our office via mail or fax. Call 540-568-6687 if you have questions or need assistance with this process.

OVERVIEW OF IFDDS WAIVER
The IFDDS Waiver provides services to individuals who are 6 years of age and older who have a related condition and do not have a diagnosis of intellectual disability, who meet all of the following criteria:

  1. meet the for ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities) or persons with related conditions (ICF/IID) level of care criteria (i.e., they meet two out of seven levels of functioning in order to qualify); and
  2. are determined to be at imminent risk of ICF/IID placement; and
  3. are determined that community-based care services under the IFDDS waiver are the critical services that enable the individual to remain at home rather than be placed in an ICF/IID

A related condition is a severe chronic disability, closely related to intellectual disability because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior, one which manifests  before the person reaches age 22, likely to continue indefinitely and results  in functional limitation in 3 or more of the following categories: health status, communication, task learning skills, personal/self care, mobility, behavior, and community living skills.  Examples of related conditions may include, but not limited to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, asperger’s disorder, shaken baby syndrome, autism, spina bifida and epilepsy.

INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBILITY:
An individual is eligible for services based on three factors:

  1. Diagnostic Eligibility
  2. Functional Eligibility
  3. Financial Eligibility

An individual who is at least 5 years/ 9 months may request or seek services through the local Child Development Clinic where you live.
Other Medicaid resources:

  • Children under the age of six with autism may be eligible for services on the ID waiver. You may contact the local Community Service Board (CSB) in your area to obtain details;
  • Children less than 21 years of age may receive services through The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program; click for details at Maternal and Child Health
  • EDCD waiver may provide some supportive services while waiting for services from another waiver (see below). Contact your local Department of Social Services in your area to obtain details

IFDDS AVAILABLE SERVICES:

  • Assistive Technology;
  • Attendant Services;
  • Companion Services (Agency or Consumer Directed);
  • Crisis Stabilization;
  • Crisis Supervision;
  • Day Support;
  • Family and Caregiver Training;
  • Environmental Modifications
  • In-home Residential Support;
  • Personal Care Services;
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS);
  • Prevocational Services;
  • Respite Care (Agency or Consumer Directed);
  • Skilled Nursing Services;
  • Supported Employment;
  • Therapeutic Consultation;
  • Transition Services

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