Eligibility parameters include mental or physical impairments that:

  • Occur while the person is still developing (before age 22)
  • Result in major difficulties with two or more of the following:
    • walking
    • talking
    • self-care
    • self-direction
    • learning
    • living independently
    • getting and keeping a job
  • Are lifelong or of extended duration
  • Result in an IQ below 70

                  *Mental illness is not a qualifying diagnosis.

Examples of developmental and intellectual disabilities include:

  • Autism
  • Behavior disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • IQ below 70
  • Spina Bifida
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome

Medicaid waivers and the services they fund:

Eligibility Criteria fact Sheet

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