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Information about DDA Services

Introduction to DDA Services
DDA Waiver Programs: Part 1
DDA Waiver Programs: Part 2
Individual and Family Services
Respite Services
 

Personal Care Services
Behavior Supports
Community Crisis Stabilization Services
Aggregate Services New!

Introduction to DDA Services

Hosts Ed Holen and Sue Elliott introduce this special series on services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, which they liken to learning a language. 

Please note that this series does not include every service provided by the DD Administration; rather, it focuses mainly on those services that help individuals to remain with their families or in their own home. 

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DDA Waiver Programs: Part 1 

An overview of the four Home and Community Based Services waivers—Basic Plus, Core, Community Protection, and Children's Intensive In-Home Behavior Supports. Learn who they're for, what they provide, and how to apply.

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Kris Pederson, DDA Waiver Program Manager

DDA Waiver Programs: Part 2

A more in-depth look into the application for a waiver, what an enrollment database means, and why it's important to request a needed waiver program even if there are no current openings. Includes an interview with a parent who waited for services for 14 years.

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Individual and Family Services

Learn from other family memberes what this limited, but flexible funding program can do to help families continue to support their children at home, as well as the importance of getting on the IFS wait list.  

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Respite Services

Learn the different ways that respite services-offered through the Individual & Family Services program and HCBS waivers-can be provided both in-home and out-of-home.

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Personal Care Services

Most commonly called Medicaid Personal Care, or MPC, personal care services can also be offered through the Home and Community Based Services waiver programs. Find out what they provide and the two main criteria for eligibility.

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Behavior Supports

Learn about this vital, but little known service offered through the Individual and Family Services program as well as the Home and Community Based Services waiver programs.

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Community Crisis Stabilization Services

This comprehsive, wrap-around service that provides intensive stabilzation services for children ages 8-21 at risk to themselves or others.  

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Aggregate Services  

From skilled nursing to enviromental modification, these lesser-known (but vital) services are included in the Individual and Family Services program, as well as the Home and Community Based Services Waiver programs.

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