Developmental Disabilities Agencies (DDAs)
Developmental Disabilities Agencies (DDAs) are certified to provide DD Services to children. DDAs can provide both Intervention and Support Services. Intervention can occur in the home, community, and center-based setting.
Support Services available through the Children’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) 1915i State Plan Option are:
- Community Based Supports
- Family Education
- Family Directed Services (FDS)
Intervention Services available through the State Plan are:
- Habilitative Skill
- Behavioral Intervention
- Interdisciplinary Training
- Crisis Intervention
For a list of DDAs in your region, refer to the Licensing & Certification DDA provider list.
Independent Providers can provide respite and intervention services if the provider is qualified and is enrolled as a Medicaid provider.
The following can become Independent Providers:
- Respite Provider
- Intervention Specialist
- Intervention Professional
- Evidence-Based Model Intervention Specialist
- Evidence-Based Model Intervention Professional
Family Directed Services
The Family Directed Supports option is designed for families who want a more hands-on approach in determining the types of supports their children receive. Those who are enrolled in FDS can hire or contract their own Community Support Worker to provide support services approved on their Support and Spending Plan.
Learn more about the Family Directed Pathway by visiting the Family-Directed Services webpage.