The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Home and Community-based (HCBS) Waivers assist individuals with intellectual disabilities and are designed to maximize a person’s potential, increase their independence and promote meaningful community connections. These waivers provide in-home, employment/vocational, and family support services for people who live in their own home or family home or licensed settings.
The DDS Comprehensive Supports (COMP) Waiver provides services to individuals who live in licensed Community Living Arrangements (CLA), Community Companion Homes (CCH) or in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF). It can also be used to provide services to individuals who live in their own home or in their family home and who are in need of a comprehensive level of support, usually because of significant physical, behavioral or medical support needs.
Note: There may be a waiting list for this program.
See Also: There are two other DDS Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waivers to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities. The services provided for each are similar, but there are some differences.
- DDS Individual and Family Supports (IFS) Waiver supports individuals who live in their own home, in their family home and who need less extensive supports than individuals on the Comprehensive Waiver.
- DDS Employment and Day Support (EDS) Waiver supports individuals who live with family or in their own home and have a strong natural support system. It targets young adults transitioning from school to work with similar services as the other DDS waivers