DD Waiver

The IFDDS Waiver (DD Waiver) provides services to individuals who are 6 years of age and older who have a related condition and do not have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability who (1) meet the Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled or Persons with related conditions (ICF/ID) level of care criteria (2) are determined to be at imminent risk of ICF/ID placement, and (3) are determined that community-based care services under the DD Waiver are the critical services that enable the individual to remain at home rather than being placed in an ICF/ID.

A related condition is a severe chronic disability, closely related to Intellectual Disability because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior, one which manifested before the person reaches age 22, likely to continue indefinitely and results in functional limitation in 3 or more following categories: health status, communication, task learning skills, personal/self care, mobility, behavior, and community living skills. Examples of related conditions may include but not limited to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, shaken baby syndrome, autism, spina bifida and epilepsy.” The DD Waiver has “slots” that are funded by the Virginia General Assembly. Individuals using the DD Waiver must have a funded slot in order to participate, and there is currently a first come first served waiting list for this program. To find out how long the waiting list is now, call the Department of Medical Assistance Services at 804-786-1465. A staff member can explain the waiting list and the process used to fill the slots as they become available.

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