Utah Fact Sheet for People with Disabilities

A summary of information for individuals with a disability in Utah is available in this fact sheet compilation on the following agencies:

  1. Division of Services for People with Disabilities
  2. Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  3. Choose To Work program
  4. Tri-County Independent Living Center
  5. Utah Department of Workforce Services

Kansas I/DD Medical Assistance Program: Fee-for-Service Provider Manual

The Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Intellectual/Developmentally Disabled Mental Retardation or Other Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) program is designed to meet the needs of beneficiaries who would be institutionalized without these services.

This manual is for the traditional Medicaid fee-for-service program in Kansas. For provider resources available through the KanCare managed care organizations, reference the KanCare website. Contact the specific health plan for managed care assistance.

 

Self-Directed Services (Maryland)

This document highlights relevant information to consider when deciding if self-directed services are or are not a good option for an individual with a disability. The location and contact information for the Self-direction Regional Coordinators in Maryland is also listed, as well as a form for requesting self-directed services.

West Virginia’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver Brochure

This brochure summarizes the West Virginia Home- and Community-Based Program for the I/DD Waiver. The brochure describes the I/DD Waiver, eligibility requirement, how to apply, and a list of the services that are included:

  • Crisis Services
  • Dietary Therapy
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • Facility-Based Day Habilitation
  • Job Development
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Person Centered Support
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Vocational Training
  • Professional Behavioral Support
  • Respite
  • Service Coordination
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Speech Therapy
  • Supported Employment

APS Healthcare manages the program and should be contacted for additional information.

Self-Direction in New York: A Practical Guide for Families

This guide from the New York Self-Determination Coalition is for families who are interested in using Self-Directed Services for their child with developmental disabilities. Specific sections offer opinions about the implications of current policies and practices.

Provider Manual: North Dakota Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Division

This manual functions as a primary reference document for licensed providers delivering I/DD services covered by North Dakota’s Department of Human Services’ Developmental Disabilities Division (DD Division). The DD Division provides support and training to clients and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency. The DD Division contracts with private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations to provide an array of residential services, day services, and family support services. This manual is intended to complement the federal and state rules and regulations.

Self-Directed Supports Support Coordinator Training Presentation

This training presentation was developed by the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities. The objectives of the presentation include:

  • Understanding self-directed supports and its relationship to self-determination
  • Designing self-directed supports through the person-centered planning process
  • Creating the individual budget allocation
  • Working with the Fiscal Management Service (FMS)
  • Creating quality and monitoring self-directed supports

Additional resources can be found on the Missouri Department of Mental Health web site.

Frequently Asked Questions: Georgia Independence Plus Initiative

These FAQs describe self-determination, self-directed service delivery, and how the Georgia Independence Plus Initiative is involved in offering self-directed services. Georgia’s Department of Human Resources and Department of Community Health amended Home- and Community-Based Waivers for people with disabilities and older adults to offer self-direction options.