Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities
Note: This service may not be available right away. Your name may be placed on an interest list. You will be contacted when services are available.
The Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) program provides home and community-based services to people who are deaf blind and have another disability. This is a cost-effective alternative to an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF/IID). The DBMD program focuses on increasing opportunities for consumers to communicate and interact with their environment.
What services are provided?
- Adaptive aids and medical supplies
- Assisted living (licensed up to six beds)
- Behavior support services
- Case management
- Chore provider
- Dental treatment
- Dietary services
- Employment assistance
- Environmental accessibility
- Minor home modification
- Nursing services
- Occupational therapy
- Orientation and mobility
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drugs, if not covered through Medicare
- Residential habilitation
- Respite care
- Speech, hearing and language therapy
- Supported employment
- Transition assistance services
Who can get services?
- You can be of any age.
- You must have a diagnosis of deafblindness (or a related condition that will result in deafblindness) as well as another disability resulting in a demonstrated need for one or more service on a monthly basis.
- Your related condition must have manifested before age 22.
- You must meet level of care criteria for placement in an ICF/IID.
- Your income and resources may not exceed specified limits.
- You cannot be enrolled in another waiver program.
Where can I get services?
The program is available statewide.
How do I apply for services?
Call 1-877-438-5658 and ask for the DBMD program.
Updated: November 6, 2012