Resources for Children with Disabilities: Medicaid Waivers


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If your child has a disability and meets certain requirements, he or she may be eligible for funding for support services through the Medicaid Waivers. These waivers provide community services that can include, but are not limited to, personal care, respite care, day support, supported employment and assistive technology. Waiver eligibility is not based on the income of the parents.

Waiver

Criteria/Application/Contact Information

Intellectual Disability (ID Waiver)

Diagnosis of an intellectual disability or be under six and at developmental risk and require a high level of care. Request the Level of Functioning Survey from the Community Services Board.

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board: 703-324-4400 (TTY 703-324-4495)

If you are outside the Fairfax-Falls Church area, visit the Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to find your local CSB’s contact information.


 Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver (DD Waiver)
Diagnosis of a developmental disability or related condition requiring a high level of care. Apply at age five years & nine months. Contact the Arc of Northern Virginia for help applying. Complete Request for Screening form and send to the Fairfax County Health Department.

The Arc of Northern Virginia - 703-532-3214
Fairfax County Health Department, 10777 Main Street, Suite 202 Fairfax, VA 22030 - 703-246-8628


Elderly or Disabled with Consumer-Direction Waiver (EDCD Waiver)
Must meet nursing facility eligibility criteria including medical needs and functional capacity. Read the Universal Assessment Instrument (UAI) and complete the pre-screening process by calling Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning or Fairfax County Aging, Disability, & Caregiver Resources.

Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning: 703-222-0880
Fairfax County Aging, Disability, & Caregiver Resources: 703-324-7948


Day Support for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Waiver
Diagnosis of an intellectual disability (ID) and on the ID Waiver waitlist; Apply at 18 years old. Request the Level of Functioning Survey from the Community Services Board.

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board 703-324-4400 (TTY 703-324-4495)

(If you are outside the Fairfax-Falls Church area, visit the Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to find your local CSB’s contact information.)


Technology Assisted Waiver
Must require ongoing skilled nursing care and be dependent on technology to substitute for a vital body function. Read the Universal Assessment Instrument and contact Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services - 804-786-1465

Another Medicaid Resource

Criteria/Application/Contact Information

Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program
Comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21, which includes periodic screening, vision, dental, hearing services, as well as therapies and in-home supports. Contact Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services - 804-786-6134

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