Community Living Waiver

The Community Living Waiver supports individuals with an intellectual disability, autsm or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities through the provision of a variety of services that promote community living, employment, communication, self-direction, choice and control.


Eligibility criteria:

  • There is no age limit for individuals with an intellectual disability or autism. Individuals with a developmental disability with a high probability of resulting in an intellectual disability or autism are eligible from age 0 through 8
  • Level of Care
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Diagnosis of an intellectual disability, autism, or developmental disability
  • Recommended for an intermediate care facility (ICF) level of care based on a medical evaluation
  • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office
  • Individual cost limit of $70,000 per person per fiscal year (Supports Coordination is excluded from this limit)


  • Advanced Supported Employment
  • Assistive Technology
  • Behavioral Support
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Communication Specialist
  • Community Participation Support
  • Companion
  • Consultative Nutritional Services
  • Education Support
  • Family/Caregiver Training and Support
  • Home Accessibility Adaptations
  • Homemaker/Chore
  • Housing Transition and Tenancy Sustaining Services
  • In-Home and Community Support
  • Life Sharing (Needs Groups 1 and 2, or less than 30 hours per week)
  • Music, Art, and Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
  • Respite
  • Shift Nursing
  • Small Group Employment
  • Specialized Supplies
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living (Needs Groups 1 and 2)
  • Supports Broker
  • Supports Coordination
  • Therapy
  • Physical
  • Occupational
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Orientation, Mobility and Vision
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Accessibility Adaptations


Waiver Information: 

Community Living Waiver Amendment Effective January 1, 2019

Note: For historical and comparison purposes, the below links are accessible to view the previous approved Community Living Waivers:

Community Living Waiver Amendment Effective November 1, 2018

Community Living Waiver, Effective January 1, 2018