Most services are not an entitlement, which means that being eligible for DDA does not automatically result in enrollment for services. There can be a long wait, but it’s important to take the first step, which is applying for a determination of DDA eligibility.
You've just been notified your child is eligible for DDA services. Now what? Learn what to expect and how to prepare for an annual service planning meeting with your DDA Case Manager in this new video.
Nearly all services delivered through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) are through a federal Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver. DDA has five different waivers, each with its own set of services and funding limits.
There are five DDA waiver programs: Individual and Family Services (or IFS), Basic Plus, Core, Children’s Intensive In-Home Behavior Support (or CIIBS), and Community Protection. This video series gives an overview of services and eligibility for each waiver.
To help protect your privacy, the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) uses a secure messaging system to exchange emails with your Case Manager. Use this guide to explain how to use this system.
The service systems for people with disabilities can be difficult to understand and navigate. This site provides a comparison (and printable side by side bulletin) to show the many services available to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and those with other/functional disabilities.