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Programs and Services


The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) is moving to the Health Care Authority (HCA). Our current webpages have moved to the Official HCA Website. Please go there for all future DDSD updates.

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) funds and operates a number of programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Links to these programs and services can be obtained by using the navigation menu on the right sidebar.

Home and Community Based Services

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) enable people to stay in their homes. Many states have HCBS Medicaid waiver programs to address the needs of individuals who would otherwise receive costly institutional care. §1915 (c) of the Social Security Act allows states to waive certain Medicaid requirements to provide cost effective services for individuals at home and in the community. Waiver services complement and/or supplement other services that are available through other programs as well as the supports that families and communities provide to individuals. DDSD operates four Home and Community Based Waiver Programs. See Waivers Operated by DDSD for a comparison or click on links below for more details about each waiver program.

How to apply for Home and Community Based Services.

The first step in the process is to complete the Home & Community Based Waiver Application Packet which is available on-line or from your local DDSD office. Please visit the Intake and Eligibility pages for more information.