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Additional Information

For additional information or assistance you may follow the provided link to contact the KanCare Ombudsman.

Intellectual / Developmental Disability (I/DD) Waiver Program

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The Intellectual / Developmental Disability (I/DD) waiver serves individuals age five and older who meet the definition of intellectual disability, having a developmental disability or are eligible for care in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID). Those with a developmental disability may be eligible if their disability was present before age 22 and they have a substantial limitation three or more areas of life functioning.


  • Assistive Services
  • Adult Day Supports
  • Enhanced Care Services
  • Financial Management Services
  • Medical Alert-rental
  • Overnight Respite
  • Personal Care Services
  • Residential Supports for Adults
  • Residential Supports for Children
  • Specialized Medical Care
  • Supported Employment
  • Supportive Home Care
  • Wellness Monitoring
  • Targeted Case Management (This is not a waiver service and is available once you are found eligible for I/DD services. If you are not KanCare eligible, there may be a fee for this service.)


  1. Must be 5 years of age or older;
  2. Have Intellectual Disability that began before the age of 18;
  3. Have a diagnosis of a Developmental Disability that began before the age of 22;
  4. Must be determined program eligible by the Community Disability Determination Organization;
  5. Meet the Medicaid long-term care institutional threshold score;
  6. Be financially eligible for Medicaid.


To apply for the I / DD waiver, contact your local CDDO. The CDDO will determine program eligibility and will work with you and/or your family to access services from a variety of community service providers in your local area. To locate your local CDDO please view the CDDO Map 2023 or refer to the entry points by county section of the HCBS Access Guide.

The Consumer Access Guide to HCBS Services in Kansas contains additional information regarding enrollment.

Waiver Renewal Sessions

KDADS is seeking feedback from HCBS stakeholders for the renewal of the Intellectual / Developmental Disability (I/DD) Waiver. KDADS will host virtual and in-person meetings to share information and accept public comment. These meetings are an opportunity for you to learn about any planned changes to the I/DD Waiver and share feedback on what you think is going well and what could be improved.

Public Comment ends March 16th, 2024.

Complete details can be found in the documents below:
FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
IDD Waiver Announcement VirtualPDF148.63 KB14 Feb, 2024 Download
IDD Waiver Announcement Virtual SpanishPDF174.42 KB14 Feb, 2024 Download
IDD Waiver Announcement In-PersonPDF152.02 KB14 Feb, 2024 Download
IDD Waiver Announcement In-Person SpanishPDF178.65 KB14 Feb, 2024 Download
IDD Renewal 2024PDF7.03 MB16 Feb, 2024 Download
IDD Renewal Template - EnglishPPTX3.58 MB05 Mar, 2024 Download
IDD Renewal Template - SpanishPPTX3.26 MB05 Mar, 2024 Download

Renewal Information

Online Comment Submission

If you wish to provide feedback on multiple documents currently open for public comment, please submit separate comments for each document.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many hours of service can an individual have when they need HCBS I/DD services?

  • Who do I call to get information when I need help?

  • What is self-direction?

  • How does the waiting list work?

  • Can I choose my workers?


Find waiver status, renewal, and public comment information here: I/DD Waiver Information.

Contact Information

Program Manager:
Letha Farwell


[email protected]


Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Attention: Home and Community Based Services
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404