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, a family home or licensed settings.
With the Individual and Family Supports Waiver (IFS) individuals can receive a number of specialized services and supports and the authority to self-direct care as they desire. The goal of the IFS Waiver is to connect people in need with a support network, maximize their independence and promote community engagement.
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 Comprehensive Supports Waiver: This provides comprehensive services and supports to people with intellectual disabilities in need of a high level of care.
- DDS Employment and Day Supports Waiver: This provides services and supports specifically to assist individuals to find and apply for jobs and maintain employment.