Consider applying for Medicaid Waivers.
This could be one of the most important things you do to get support throughout your child's life.
Waivers are a part of Medicaid, which is a state-funded health insurance. They're also called Home and Community-Based Waivers.
If you can live at home, but only with support, the waivers give that support.
What kinds of services?
- Waivers provide services for children and adults
- Help with independent skills
- Specialized equipment
- Employment training and support
- Help taking part in community activities
If there is any chance you or a family might need support services at some point, it's worth getting on the list!
Medicaid Waivers provide services that are not typically covered by Medicaid.
There are different kinds of Medicaid Waiver — some for kids who live at home, and some for adults who live on their own or in a group home.
What kinds of services do Waivers cover?
Respite care for caregivers
Help adapting a home or car to be accessible
Buying (and learning how to use) special devices your child needs
Help with things like bathing, cooking, and paying bills so an adult family member can live in their own home
Medicaid waivers can:
Give you extra support that you might not be able to get from Medicaid alone
Help your child with a disability live with you at home or close by
See our Medicaid Waiver Guide to learn more. (Click to open it in a new window.)