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Family Support Waiver

PURPOSE:

The Family Supports Waiver (FSW) program provides Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) to participants residing in a range of community settings as an alternative to care in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disability (known as an ICF/IID) or related conditions. The FSW serves persons with an intellectual/developmental disability, intellectual disability or autism and who have substantial functional limitations, as defined 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 consists of the participant, the participant’s case manager and anyone else of the participant’s choosing but typically family and/or friends. The participant, with the IST, selects services, chooses service providers and develops a Plan of Care/Cost Comparison Budget (POC/CCB).

 

GOALS and OBJECTIVES:

The FSW provides access to meaningful and necessary home and community-based services and supports, seeks to implement 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.

  • Adult Day Service (Level 1,2,3)

  • Community Based Habilitation - Group

  • Community Based Habilitation - Individual

  • Respite

  • Facility Based Habilitation - Group

  • Facility Based Habilitation - Individual

  • Facility Based Support Services

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