Community Supports Waiver


This waiver is designed to provide services statewide to help persons with intellectual disabilities or persons with conditions related to intellectual disabilities remain in their homes or other community based settings.  Individuals are able to live as independently as possible with supportive services provided through this waiver program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must demonstrate functional impairment in 3 or more areas of major life activity
  • Onset of condition must occur before age 18 for intellectual disabilities
  • Onset of condition must occur before age 22 for other related conditions
  • Primary condition must not be attributable to a mental illness
  • Meet level of care criteria for admission to an intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities (ICF/ID). ICF/ID is equivalent to ICF/MR as described under Federal law
  • Meet financial eligibility requirements for Medicaid
  • There are NO age restrictions for this waiver
  • Must be able to live safely in the community


  • Serves a limited number of individuals
  • There is a waiting list to get on this waiver
  • Individuals can use only those services they are assessed as needing

Waiver Services

  • Behavioral Consultation
  • Chore Services
  • Companion Services
  • Day Supports
  • Emergency Response Systems
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Extended Living Supports
  • Family/Ind. Training and Preparation
  • Financial Management Services
  • Homemaker Services
  • Living Start-up Costs
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Non-medical Transportation
  • Personal Assistance
  • Personal Budget Assistance
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Respite Care
  • Specialized Medical Equipment
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living
  • Waiver Support Coordination