Welcome! Families play a unique and critical role in the lives of their family memebers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The care and support they provide are often ongoing and provided across their family member's lifespan. Care can vary but oftentimes includes emotional, physical, behavioral and financial support beyond what is typically required. In addition, families create and provide opportunities for their family members to engage their community through social interactions and relationships, education, recreation and faith, health and safety, advocay and employment, etc. enabling their family members to live meaningful lives.
Caring for family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities is important, but it isn't always easy! The challenges of having a developmental disability can be difficult for both the person with the disability and their family. Both need support!
The DDA provides services to eligible children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through its three Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Programs to address many of these challenges. These programs include the: