If your son or daughter is a client of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), they may be eligible to receive a broad array of services and supports through the Individual & Family Services (IFS) waiver. The program provides families with some of the supports necessary to keep eligible individuals at home with parents or relatives. The IFS waiver has four different funding levels (determined by assessed need): $1200; $1800; $2400; $3600. These are the same funding levels as the state-only IFS program that’s being phased out.
Family Income is Not Considered.
After an assessment determines level of need, a financial eligibility determination is made based on the individual’s income*, not the family’s. In addition to IFS services, clients on the IFS waiver will be eligible for Apple Health/Medicaid health care.
*DDA clients who have resources in their name in excess of $2,000 may not be eligible for the IFS waiver.
Families may receive some of the following services:
- Assistive Technology
- Behavior Support and Consultation
- Behavioral Health Stabilization
- Community Engagement
- Environmental & Vehicle Modifications
- Peer Mentoring
- Person Centered Planning Facilitation
- PT, OT, Speech, Hearing & Language Services
- Respite Care
- Sexual Deviancy Evaluation
- Skilled Nursing
- Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies
- Staff/Family Consultation & Training
- Supported Parenting Services
- Therapeutic Equipment & Supplies
- Transportation (non-Medicaid Broker)
For more information visit DDA’s Individual Family Services Waiver page.