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Other Waiver Services

Along with Living Supports, Community and/or Employment Supports and Professional and Clinical Services there is a wide array of other waiver services available to assist participants to meet their needs and achieve their goals while living in their community. Other Waiver Services include Crisis Supports, Environmental Modification, Independent Living Transition, Initial Therapy and Behavior Support Consultation (BSC) Assessments, Non-Medical Transportation, Personal Support Technology and Assistive Technology, Preliminary Risk Screening and Consultation, Socialization and Sexuality Education, and Supplemental Dental Care.

Please visit the Services and Supports section of our website to access the most current DD Waiver service standards and to learn more about the provision of and requirements for these services.


Crisis Supports

Crisis Supports are designed to provide an intensive level of supports by trained staff to an individual experiencing a behavioral or medical crisis. Either within the individual’s present residence or in an alternate residential setting. This DD Waiver service is provided in consultation with or together with the Bureau of Behavioral Support’s (BBS) Crisis Response Team.

Please visit the Crisis Response Team section of our website to learn more.


Environmental Modifications

Environmental Modifications are physical adaptations to the individual’s physical environment that enable the individual to function with greater health, safety or independence in their home.


Independent Living Transition

Independent Living Transition Service is available as a one-time expense for individuals who transition from a 24-hour living supports setting into a home or apartment of their own.


Non-Medical Transportation

Non-Medical Transportation Service is available as a mileage reimbursement or public transportation pass to assist with transportation to waiver and non-medical community services, events, activities and resources.


Personal Support Technology and Assistive Technology

Personal Support Technology (PST) and Assistive Technology are both technological products that support individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (IDD) to be independent in the community or in their home.  Examples of PST include electronic monitoring devices to monitor seizures or wandering. Assistive Technology may range from low tech, tangible symbols to more complex switches or controls.

Please visit the Clinical Services section of our website to learn more.


Preliminary Risk Screening and Consultation Related to Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Preliminary Risk Screening and Consultation (PRSC) related to inappropriate sexual behavior is part of a continuum of behavior support services, including BSC and Socialization and Sexuality Services, that promote community safety.  The PRSC service provides technical assistance related to the management of risk.

Please visit the Bureau of Behavioral Support Services section of our website to learn more.


Socialization and Sexuality Education

Socialization and Sexuality Education teaches social and sexuality skills in a classroom setting. Therapists, teachers, nurses, family members, guardians, friends, advocates, natural supports and/or other professionals who support the social and sexual lives of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD) may all be involved. Trained and paid self-advocates also serve as role models and peer mentors in classes.

Please visit the Bureau of Behavioral Support Services section of our website to learn more.


Supplemental Dental Care

Supplemental Dental Care through the DD Waiver allows for one supplemental routine oral examination and cleaning visit per ISP year for adults; two for children. The service is intended for when more dental care is needed to preserve oral health than the State Medicaid plan allows.

Please visit the Dental Clinic section of our website to learn more.