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Developmental Disabilities Supports Division

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) oversees three home and community based Medicaid waiver programs. These include the Developmental Disabilities Waiver (Traditional Waiver), the Medically Fragile Waiver (Traditional Waiver), Mi Via Self-Directed Waiver and the Supports Waiver. Our Intake and Eligibility Bureau manages the Central Registry for individuals waiting for services. DDSD also provides several State General Funded Services.

COVID-19 Information for DD Providers

We have put up a new page with the latest information for DD providers in relation to dealing with COVID-19. For information, publications and resources specific to the topic of handling COVID-19 please navigate to the new COVID-19 Information for DD Providers page.

Core Values


Our vision is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live the lives they prefer in their communities.


Our mission is to effectively administer a system of person-centered community supports and services that promotes positive outcomes for all stakeholders with a primary focus on assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to exercise their right to make choices, grow and contribute to their community.


Our guiding principles are as follows.

  • Stay Results Focused
  • Work for System Simplicity, Accountability, and Transparency
  • Stay Person/Family Centered
  • Use information wisely using Evidence-Based Practices
  • Work in Partnership
  • Promote Choice
  • Emphasize Prevention


We will put our guiding principles into action with these basic steps.

  • Accountability – Demonstrate honesty, integrity and honor commitments.
  • Communication – Promote trust through mutual, honest and open dialogue.
  • Teamwork – Share expertise and ideas through creative collaboration to work toward common goals.
  • Respect – Appreciate the dignity, knowledge, and contributions of all persons.
  • Leadership – Promote growth and lead by example throughout the organization and in communities.
  • Customer Service – Place internal and external customers first by assuring their needs are met.

Learn More

Please see our DDSD Acronyms and DDSD Definitions documents for references of common acronyms, abbreviations and definitions used throughout many sections of our website.

Reporting Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

The Division of Health Improvement (DHI) provides oversight for home and community-based Medicaid waiver programs and health facility licensing. DHI routinely conducts investigations into allegations of Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation (DHI) and complaints about health facilities. Please see the Community Programs Reporting in Home & Community-Based Medicaid Waiver Programs section of our website to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Mi Via Advisory Committee Mi Via Advisory Committee - Public Meeting Thursday January 27 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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The Mi Via Advisory Committee will meet approximately four times per year, with the location to be determined and announced prior to each meeting. Meetings will be at least two hours in length and can be attended in-person or by phone.

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