Home and Community-based Services

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 Home and Community-based Services (HCS) program provides individualized services and supports to people with intellectual disabilities who are living with their families, in their own homes or in other community settings, such as small group homes where no more than four people live. The local authority provides service coordination.

The Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option is available for some services in this program.

What services are provided?

  • Adaptive aids
  • Audiology
  • Behavioral support
  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • Day habilitation
  • Dietary
  • Dental treatment
  • Employment assistance
  • Minor home modifications
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Residential assistance
  • Respite
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Supported employment
  • Transition Assistance Services

Who can get services?

  • You can of be any age.
  • You must qualify for care in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF/IID).
  • You must have a determination of an intellectual disability in accordance with state law or have a diagnosis of a related condition with an IQ of 75 or below.
  • You cannot be enrolled in another waiver program.
  • Your income and resources may not exceed specified limits.

How do I apply for services?

Contact your local authority.

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Updated: April 1, 2016