Developmental disability waiver information
The developmental disability waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Waiver service may be provided in a person’s home, in a relative’s home, or in a foster care home.
Developmental disability waiver
Personal care assistance program
This program provides services to people who need help with day-to-day activities to allow them be more independent in their own homes. A personal care assistant is trained to help with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury.
Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program
Department of Human Services PCA Portal
PCA Program Consumer Guidebook (PDF)
Supported living services
People can get help with daily tasks, such as shopping, cooking, managing money, taking medications, dressing, and other self-care skills and housekeeping. Staff may stay all the time or come only once in a while. Supported living services are paid for through the waiver program. Clients have to be part of the waiver program to get this service.
Semi-independent living skills services
A staff person will go to clients' homes to support them while they learn the skills they need to live in the community. Staff could help with budgeting and paying bills, cooking, shopping, running a household or learning about the community. Staff may go to their homes every day or only once a week.
The county that clients live in will pay for the service if there is money available. Each county has limited resources, and clients may have to wait to receive this service, even if they are eligible.
These are designed to prepare people for paid or unpaid employment and are reflected in the plan of care.
Supported employment services
This program helps people obtain and retain competitive employment.
Day training and habilitation
These are licensed supports to help people develop and maintain life skills, participate in community life and engage in activities of their own choosing.