Traditional Support Services

Developmental disability (DD) services are designed to provide individualized care and support to participants who choose to receive services. Supports are provided in a location that is convenient to the participant and make sense to the service being provided, whether that be in the participant's own home or in the community. The type of service a person qualifies for is based on a functional assessment, maladaptive behavior, a combination of both, or a medical condition. 

Participants who qualify for traditional DD services will also qualify for services from a plan developer/targeted service coordinator. After the assessment is completed and an individualized budget is generated, the plan developer/targeted service coordinator will meet with the participant and their support team and assist the participant to lead a person-centered planning meeting. The plan developer/targeted service coordinator will write a plan for specific services chosen by the participant that includes participant-specific goals and supports.

Support Services Available Under Developmental Disabilities Program

Traditional support services available under developmental disabilities program

When you choose to access traditional developmental disability services, you will select a provider that is able to administer the services that you need. Your plan developer/targeted service coordinator can help you choose the provider types and specific providers that will be able to meet your individualized needs.

  • Residential Habilitation
    • Supported Living
    • Certified Family Home
  • Chore Services
  • Respite Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Behavioral Management and Crisis Management
  • Adult Day Health
  • Self-Directed Community Supports
  • Targeted Service Coordination
  • Developmental Therapy
  • Community Crisis Supports

Residential Habilitation Agencies (ResHab) provide supported living services, which are an integrated array of individually-tailored services and supports which are designed to assist eligible participants to reside successfully in their own homes, with their families, or in an alternate family home.

Certified Family Homes (CFH) provide a safe, family-style living environment for adults who need some assistance with the activities of daily living, but do not require a more restrictive institutional setting

Developmental Disabilities Agencies (DDA) are certified entities open to the general public that are non-residential in nature and provide developmental therapy on an outpatient basis to qualified persons with developmental disabilities. DDAs often provide adult day health within the facility as well.

Adult DD Provider List
View statewide list of Traditional Service Providers
Developmental Disability Traditional Services
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Self-directed services

An alternative to traditional developmental disability services is self-direction. This is a Medicaid option for adults who are eligible for the DD waiver. This option gives participants choices and the freedom to manage their own lives. Participants don't have to choose supports alone. They will have as much or as little help as they need from a support broker, a circle of support, and a fiscal employer agent.

For more information on Self Direction, visit Self Direction

Applying for services

For more information on accessing or applying for these services, visit Apply for Developmental Disability Services