As an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities, you have rights and choices. Medicaid wants you to be the boss of your own life. To be the boss of your own life, you need to know about your rights and choices.
Choices are available under the traditional and self-directed programs. As an adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities, you have the right to make your own choices. It is important that you understand all of the choice options available to you so that you can make an informed choice. In the My Rights My Choices document, you will find a list of some of the responsibilities you may have for the choices you make. Your guardian (if you have one), service coordinator, support broker, or service provider, can help you make informed decisions so you are aware of the possible outcomes of your decisions.
A person has made an informed choice when they have a good understanding of the options available and how the choice they made may affect them.
A person can make an informed choice on their own or may ask family members, friends, or others for assistance if they need help making a good decision. Informed choices can be about everyday things like what to wear, or big things like where to live, what kind of work to do, or who to be friends with. These decisions can also be about what kinds of services or supports someone wants or needs, and where and how to get them.
In the My Rights My Choices document, you will find a list of some of the responsibilities you may have for the choices you make.
If you feel someone has taken away your rights, you can call:
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Toll-free 1 (844) 786-7997
DisAbility Rights Idaho
(208) 336-5353 or toll-free 1 (866) 262-3462
Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
(208) 334-2178 or toll-free 1 (800) 544-2433
Idaho Self-Advocacy Leadership Network