Family Supports Waiver Amendment #1

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is pleased to announce that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Amendment # 1 of the Family Supports Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver application on June 6, 2019.  Amendment # 1 will go into effect on July 1, 2019.  The waiver program is designed to provide services and supports to families and children with developmental disabilities in the home and/or community after school, nights, weekends, and during the summer months.   


The DDA Waivers Amendment # 1 includes programmatic adjustments, such as:

      Alignment of the services scope, requirements, limitations, qualifications, and effective date for the three home and community-based service waivers programs that support individuals with developmental disabilities which includes the Family Supports Waiver, Community Supports Waiver, and the Community Pathways Waiver.

      Adjustment of some of the service implementation to provide additional time for rate setting and development of critical operational and billing functionality.


Approved Family Supports Waiver Application - Amendment #1, effective July 1, 2019


For more information about the Family Supports Waiver Amendment # 1, please visit:

      ●      Family Supports Waiver - Amendment # 1 Approval Letter

            Federal Questions and Responses on Waiver Submission

      ●      Family Supports Waiver - Amendment # 1 Track Change Documents

      ●      Family Supports Waiver - Amendment # 1 Submission April 1, 2019

      ●      DDA Waivers Amendment # 1 - Stakeholder Input Summary


DDA Waiver Amendment # 1 Presentations and Q & As

      DDA Waiver Amendments #1 Presentation

        Webinar Recording - Saturday, February 2, 2019

        Webinar Recording - Monday, February 4, 2019​

      Q &A from the February 2nd and February 4th webinars on Amendment #1 - 2019​​

      DDA Amendment #1 2019 - Questions and Answer Update 2-26-19

      DDA Amendment Q and A Discussion 2.13.19

      DDA Amendment #1 2019 February 13 2019 Town Hall Questions and Answers​