FAMILY SUPPORTS WAIVER
This waiver provides Medicaid HCBS waiver services to participants in a range of community settings as an alternative to care in an intermediate care facility individuals with developmental disabilities(ICF/IDD) or related conditions. The waiver serves persons with a developmental disability, intellectual disability or autism and who have substantial functional limitations, as defined under “Persons with related conditions” in 42 CFR 435.1010. Participants may choose to live in their own home, family home, or community setting appropriate to their needs. Participants develop an Individualized Support Plan (ISP) using a person centered planning process guided by an Individual Support Team (IST). The IST includes the participant, their case manager and anyone else of the participant’s choosing but typically family and/or friends. The participant, with the Team selects services, identifies service providers of their choice and develops a plan of care and is subject to an annual waiver services cap of $16,545 The FSW provides access to meaningful and necessary home and community-based services and supports, implements services and supports in a manner that respects the participant’s personal beliefs and customs, ensures that services are cost-effective, facilitates the participant’s involvement in the community where he/she lives and works, facilitates the participant’s development of social relationships in his/her home and work communities, and facilitates the participant’s independent living.