Disabilities

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provides programs, resources and information for individuals with disabilities and developmental disabilities.

Disability assistance

It is important for individuals with disabilities to have the resources available to be able to live, work, and thrive within their own communities.

  While this often comes with the assistance of family and friends, resources and information from other programs, services, and agencies can provide additional support.

Disability and developmental disability resources and information

Independent living for disabled
Supports Idahoans with disabilities by upholding the principles of the Independent Living movement: peer support, self-help, self-determination, equality and positive systemic change.
Workers with Disabilities
The Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities (MWD) program is health insurance for people who work and who have a disability.
Adults with disabilities
The Medicaid Program has special provisions for people with DD. Find information on eligibility.
Children with disabilities
Children's DD program provides a system of care with a wide array of home and community based services.
Help for disabled or medically complex children
Katie Beckett is a Medicaid program for children living at home with long-term disabilities or complex medical needs.
Children and youth with special needs
IPUL supports, empowers, educates, and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families, and assists families who have children from birth to age 26.
Children with developmental disabilities
Children's developmental disability agencies can provide both intervention and support services. Intervention can occur in the home, community, and center-based setting.
Living Independence Network Corporation
Linking disabled individuals to statewide and national resources.
Elderly or disabled adults living
Certified Family Homes (CFH) provide a safe, family-style living environment for adults who need some assistance with the activities of daily living.
Elderly or disabled adults - in home services
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community rather than institutions or other isolated settings.