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    ​DDA Medicaid Waiver Programs

    Waivers & Policies​​ > Medicaid Waiver Programs

    ​​​​​The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) in Maryland runs three special Medicaid programs known as 1915 (c) Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs. These programs include the Family Supports Waiver, Community Supports Waiver, and Community Pathways Waiver.

    ​​A Medicaid waiver program, approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), allows states to make exceptions to the usual rules. This enables Medicaid and other services to be prov​ided in different settings, tailored to individuals with different needs or varying income levels. 

    For those who qualify, these programs offer services within the community as an alternative to receiving them in an institution. To be eligible, applicants must meet specific technical, medical, and financial criteria initially and on an ongoing basis. Click on one of the waiver programs below to learn more.

    The DDA Waiver programs offer services designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. Below is a list of services available under each DDA Waiver program​. Visit our comprehensive list of services to learn more.

    Employment Services Yes Yes No
    Supported Employment Yes Yes No
    Employment Discovery and Customization Yes Yes No
    Career Exploration Yes Yes No
    Community Development Services Yes Yes No
    Day Habilitation Yes Yes No
    Medical Day Care Yes Yes No
    Assistive Technology and Services Yes Yes Yes
    Behavior Support Services Yes Yes Yes
    Environmental Assessment Yes Yes Yes
    Environmental Modifications Yes Yes Yes
    Family and Peer Mentoring Supports Yes Yes Yes
    Family Caregiver Training and Empowerment Services Yes Yes Yes
    Individual and Family Directed Goods and Services Yes Yes Yes
    Housing Support Services Yes Yes Yes
    Live-in Caregiver Supports Yes No No
    Nursing Support Services Yes Yes Yes
    Participant Education, Training, and Advocacy Supports Yes Yes Yes
    Personal Support Services Yes Yes Yes
    Remote Support Services Yes Yes Yes
    Respite Care Services Yes Yes Yes
    Support Broker Services Yes Yes Yes
    Transition Services Yes No No
    Transportation Yes Yes Yes
    Vehicle Modifications Yes Yes Yes
    Supported Living Yes No No
    Shared Living Yes No No
    Community Living - Group Home Yes No No
    Community Living - Enhanced Supports Yes No No